Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jersey Birds

January 23, 2014

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

I am sharing more New Jersey skies and birds from our visit last week. We were up early to check out the sunrise. We were hoping for a clear and pretty sky, we were not disappointed.  Before heading for home we made a quick stop back the the Edwin Forsythe NWR.



A view of the moon setting from our room.It was a day after the full moon.


Sunrise rising above the Atlantic Ocean



A flock of Brant


A couple of Brant..they are a small goose. I think they are more attractive than the Common Canada Goose.


A view of Atlantic City and sky from the Edwin Forsythe NWR.


Some Snow Geese seen at the wildlife refuge.


On this morning the Snowy Owl was out on the field or marshy land.  We saw it flying some landing in different places along the wildlife drive.

Thank you for visiting my post, I hope you enjoyed my birds and Atlantic City sunrise.

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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.

59 comments:

Mary said...

Such a beautiful sunrise! All photos are gorgeous!

Maria said...

Wonderful flocks of birds and nice moon.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!Wonderful pictures of the moon and the beautiful sunrise!You always see lovely birds on your walks!How lucky you are seeing again, the snowy owl!!I really enjoyed your post!!Wish you a warm and safe day!Big hug!
Dimi...

diane b said...

That looks a great wildlife refuge. The geese and the owl are lovely.The photo of the moon if fabulous as well as the red sunrise.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

can't pick a favorite. awesome moon & sunset shots. then you shared that cloudy storm cloud shot that is so great as well. very enjoyable post my friend. lovely shots. ( :

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous pictures Eileen . . . That Snowy Owl looks very stately!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos, love the moon shots and those gorgeous skies for SWF. And then your birds. First time I have heard of the Brant Goose. Have a great day!

Terry said...

Eileen, you take such gorgeous photos. Sitting here in 3 degree weather your photos made me yearn for the beach

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow what a perfect sunrise picture...perfect timing there. Wonderful shot.

ladyfi said...

A great series of shots.

Linda W. said...

LOVE your moon and sunrise shots!

A Quiet Corner said...

I can imagine kayaking along that shore and being spellbound!...:)JP

Irma said...

Wonderful series, Eileen.
The moon and the sunrise are really great.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

the shorebirds in flight are lovely! so are those cute brant!

Gail Dixon said...

How awesome to see the snowy owl! And what a brilliant sunrise. Wow!

Phil Slade said...

It was great seeing your snowy birds from here in Lanzarote. Stay warm in your birding Eileen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an amazing sunrise! And the brant geese are lovely,

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oh wow. Those are all such gor-jus shots. I wanted to be there with you.

Karen said...

A terrific series! Gorgeous moon and sun shots! Love the owl, I've never seen one!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That sunrise shot over the ocean is so beautiful! What I wouldn't give to be on a warm beach right now!

Betsy Adams said...

Bet you had a fantastic time in Jersey!!!! That sunrise is gorgeous --and reminds me of a sunrise we see when we are in Ocean Isle, NC.

Love the moon also..Great shot!!!!

Wow--you saw lots of great birds. I'm partial to the Snowy Owl.

Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

Eileen, such wonderful water views. How lucky to see the Snowy Owl! I love your action shot of the flock flying.

Jannibele said...

Fantastic photos. Wow, the one of the moon is absolutely stunning!!

Lew said...

Great moon! Gorgeous sunrise! I like the view of Atlantic City across the marsh.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice flock of birds Eileen, I would say that is fave was a Snowy Owl, love it.

Happyone said...

Beautiful sunrise and great shot of the moon and the birds as well.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures as always, Eileen! Love your colorful skies and, of course, the birds! Hope your week is going well!!

Ranten said...

Love your photos!

Gilligan Maryanne said...

love the pics!!! esp the moon and the awesome sunrise!!!
thanks for sharing, Also,
thanks for stopping by

the snowy owl is great too, they are not native in OK only at the zoo

Linda Gross said...

Nice variety of birds! I enjoyed the moon picture as well as the sunrise picture.

George said...

You got a fantastic photo of the moon, but your photos from the wildlife refuge are wonderful as well.

Photo Cache said...

the moon shot is superb.

edenhills said...

Love all these! I'm still so jealous of the snowy owl. I would dearly love to see one.

Rajesh said...

Glorious sunrise.

Elaine said...

Love that sunrise shot!!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Admire your shots, Eileen. Each shows beautiful moment.

Stephanie said...

All are wonderful shots!

Stewart M said...

I do love a full Moon - and an owl!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely shots Eileen!

yonca said...

Gorgeous pic! Love the sunrise shot. Beautiful! xx

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen. I specially like the sunset with the reflection of the sun on the beach.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Carver said...

Wonderful sequence of shots. I love seeing the snowy owl.

thomas said...

A lovely atlantic sunrise.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!!!

Meta said...

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Ha en fin dag
kram Meta

Indrani said...

Beautiful start to the day! And love the capture of the flying birds.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your sunrise over the Atlantic looks just like my sunrise over the Atlantic in Florida!! ALWAYS LOVELY!! I wonder and feel sorry for the poor birds and geese sitting in the water with it being soo very cold!! Surely they feel the cold??? Nice Snowy Owl!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

My comment didn't seem to post -- Lovely shot of the sunrise over the Atlantic. I always feel for the birds and geese that paddle around in the cold waters. Nice shot also of the Snowy Owl.

namaki said...

How peaceful this all look !

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful sunrise shot!! I like your snowy owl too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the distant view of Atlantic City through the marsh lands, Eileen! Seeing the snowy owls, both here, and on your facebook, was so exciting!

Have a good weekend!

Mridula said...

Such beautiful shots! Have a great weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

great collection of photos, the snowy owl is a delightful find in winter, they used to frequent our beach home when we lived in MA

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the sunrise and the owl. Have a happy weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

great palce for birding I think:)

Brian King said...

Beautiful scenery! That sunrise is wonderful! I've never seen Brants in person, but they're very handsome.

Christina said...

Love the shot of the moon; and a fabulous sunrise! A wonderful set of photos!

ladyfi said...

Love that big moon and the sunset!

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