Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birding Delaware

December 5, 2013


I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

I am sharing some birds and sky shots from last weekend and my birding in Delaware.  It was a cold two days but the skies were mostly blue and the birds were everywhere. I was happy!!


Indian River Inlet in Delaware, it was across the river on a sand dune where the two Snowy Owls were sighted.  I had a lot of places to stop and look for birds, so we spent just a few minutes looking at the Snowy Owl. At the inlet jetty, we did see a few Surf Scoters, various Gulls,  lots of Common Loons and some Black Ducks and DB Cormorants were seen flying by.

Canada Geese, Silver Lake in  Rehobeth Beach, Delaware. At Silver Lake, we saw the Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks,  a high count of DB Cormorants, Common Loon, American Black Ducks, a few Canvasbacks and an American Wigeon.

The Common Loon looks like a different bird straight on then the usual side view I see of them.

A Ruddy Duck with the white cheek and long tail and a Canvasback has the chestnut red head and a white body. Both of these ducks were seen at the Silver Lake in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.

After leaving Silver Lake we headed to Gordon's Pond State Park, Delaware.

At Gordon's Pond we saw lots of Great Blue Herons, a couple of Great Egret and Mallard Ducks were seen at the Gordon's Pond, Delaware. We did have a great view of a Belted Kingfisher, I only wished it would have stayed still for a second or two.


Sunset at Dewey Beach, Delaware. There were not many clouds in the sky, so the colors were not spectacular.  It was still a pretty sky. We spent the night at the Best Western in Dewey Beach close to all the birdie action.

I hope everyone enjoyed this series of birding in Delaware and my sunset shots. Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.


I am starting a new MEME called Saturday Critters..Saturday Morning 8am EST...join in on the party and post your cute critters.


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.


67 comments:

  1. Lindos demais!! Adorei !beijos,chica

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  2. So beautiful at Dewey Beach! Love the sunset shots :)

    Wish you a happy weekend!

    Irene

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  3. Looks like a fun day birding-you seem to still have good weather.
    Rain/wind/sleet/snow here--it killed our skiing, but still enjoying relaxing!
    Have a good day, Eileen!
    :)

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  4. again enjoyed the new scenery to me, and it's quite special for you to be able to be there for the sunset too Eileen

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  5. Good shots from nice places Eileen

    wish you and your blogfriends a nice thursday.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. Great photos of the heron and the sky. Beautiful sunshine is in your area. Have a nice day, Eileen.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Love the Loon . . . their sound alone pulls me in plus their loyalty to each other.

    So now I know I have a pond with my namesake . . .

    More happy winter birding Eileen . . .

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  8. such a fan of the bridge. what great architecture!! ( :

    2nd fav are the herons. love those legs. ha. ha!!

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  9. I love the picture of the Mallard and the Heron

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  10. Beautiful photos Eileen.
    Especially the sunset I find really beautiful.

    Greetings Irma

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  11. Fantastic sky scenes and the birds too.

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  12. Hallo Eileen!!!Great shots!!!What a lovely place you visit!!!Beautiful birds and wonderful sunsets and amazing blue skies!!I really enjoyed you post!!Have a nice day!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  13. I sure am glad you visit all these wonderful places so I can see what you're seeing! Wonderful photos!!

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  14. love, love, love that ruddy duck, with his pointy tail!!

    and the egrets and herons also, you were lucky to see and capture them in the same image!!

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  15. Really beautiful interior photos Eileen :-)
    The air in the last picture is really beautiful.

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  16. What an impressive bridge! Great shore bird shots, and a beautiful sunset!

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  17. i'll be joining up on saturday!

    beautiful serene skies and reflection shots. would love to see some of those ducks and loons here. :)

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  18. Lots of beautiful birds! And your sunset shots are so pretty as usual :)

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  19. That is one long bridge - amazing. I loved the shots of the ducks - and the heron and egret together. Wonderful photos.

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  20. Oh wow. What nice pictures. Reminds me of the good old warm days. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I was expecting to see a snowy owl picture, when you said you watched it for a few minutes! Snowy owls have been seen at Presque Isle St. Park. I haven't made it up there, and it doesn't look like I will anytime soon. It looks like you had a good day birding in Delaware; loved your sky pictures too.

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  22. Beautiful, peaceful sunsets, Eileen! Wonderful sightings of all the different ducks. Looking forward to your critter meme!

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  23. What lovely skies - so calming.

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  24. Spectacular views and so beautiful geese, ducks and herons
    Greetings

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  25. You got some great photos Eileen..love the ducks. I guess nature is the one thing we can count on. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. cheers.

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  26. Beautiful skies and colors and I do love the water! Your birds shots wonderful as always, Eileen!! It looks so serene and peaceful!! Hope you've had a great week!!

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  27. that´s quite a bridge. :) Love all the birds you share.

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  28. skywatching and birdwatching is a perfect combination.

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  29. Wow! What places you find to photograph ~ exquisite and so professional ~ thanks, carol, xxx
    Happy Weekend to you ^_^

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  30. The first photo is gorgeous! Great view! I like the heron/egret duo!

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  31. Beautiful pics, I love that you know the name of all the birds.

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  32. Beautiful birds and sky shots, especially the sunrise moments!

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  33. Great shots of the place. Looks very peaceful.

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  34. That last image is very peaceful. Nicely captured.

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  35. I like those Dewey Beach photos... beautiful!

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  36. Some nice shots there, Eileen. I particularly like the Canvas back, partly as I'm hoping to see one early next year. What month(s) do ducks go into breeding plumage in the U.S.?

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  37. That's a stunning bridge! And another of my favorite pics is your last one - Glad you braved the cold totake these pics:)

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  38. Så många vackra bilder du visar oss, Lommen är inte alltför vanlig här hos mig.
    Ha en fin dag
    Kram Meta

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  39. Beautiful array of the waterfowl you have taken Eileen.

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  40. Very beautiful photos,Eileen!Have a nice weekend.

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  41. Beautiful series of photos! Have a great weekend!

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  42. «Louis» hopes you will link this post to his Sunday Bridges post which will open at 22h00m central Europe time Saturday! :-)

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  43. Hello Eileen,
    Lovely post with gorgeous sunlight!
    That bridge on the first pic is magnificent... When technology becomes an element of decoration it can be outstanding!
    Cheers, enjoy your WE!

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  44. It kinda looks cold there...or am I just imagining this all?!! I have yet to see a loon of ANY kind. Maybe some day.

    LOVE that bridge image

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  45. These are just beautiful and amazing photos, Eileen.

    With so many gray days, a bit of colors and critters really lift my spirit!

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  46. Wonderful shots of the clear blue sky and the peaceful sunset.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  47. Piękny most. Ptaków na wodzie i przy niej było sporo i miło było na nie patrzeć. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful bridge. Birds on the water and when it was a lot and it was nice to look at. Yours.

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  48. Lovely series, yet those sunset images, really beautiful Eileen. Enjoy your weekend~

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  49. Looks like a very nice birding trip.

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  50. Beautiful pictures dear Eileen :) The birds look lovey and so does the colorful sky. Have a lovely weekend, Hugs,].

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  51. I'm jealous of your blue skies and the fact that the birds are everywhere. The birds seem to be hiding here. Or maybe they have migrated to your neck of the woods. ;)

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  52. What a beautiful area! Wonderful shots! Love the sunset!

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  53. I always feel I am joining you and your hubby on one of your trips while looking at these delightful photos. It is also fun looking at all the birds you see. I'll be looking out for your new meme on Saturday morning.

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  54. Those are some gorgeous peaceful skies. Cute birds too! Merry Christmas, Eileen.

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  55. Hi Eileen, I have only seen a Canvasback Duck once. I have never seen any Surf Scoters. Your pictures of the ducks and geese and shore birds are outstanding! Have a pleasant wee end!

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  56. Stunning shots. The bridge is magnificent and I love seeing all the birds and colorful skies.

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  57. lots of beautiful birds and great blue skies! the bridge is beautiful too. everything looks magical.

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  58. Your photos are beautiful, Eileen. That first one with the bridge is just stunning!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  59. Weird ... there are a few places in OZ that look like this!! And the birds look a little bit similar as well! Looks like we had the same kind of weekend!

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