Thursday, May 8, 2014

More Jersey shore

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences

My skywatch and fence shots are from the Jersey shore.. along the Cape May beach they had fencing up near the dunes to protect the breeding and nesting Piping Plovers and Oystercatchers..


 Some fencing along the beach is sturdier protecting the dunes. The sky was kind of gloomy when we arrived. And it was not the best morning for taking photos..But LOL, that does not stop me!




Other fencing was temporary to protect the nesting birds like the Oystercatcher above. This fence does not stop the birds like this Piping Plover from walking along the beach but it does help to keep people out.




Some scenes from our walk along the Cape May trail..


The skies around Cape May did clear up and we enjoyed our time there.


The Mute Swans seem to like hanging out at the Cape May ponds.. I included this shot in a mosaic on my previous post. But, I wanted to share the whole photo. I like the reflection.


We left Cape May and drove up the Jersey coast to the Edwin Forsythe wildlife refuge it is located close to were we were staying in Atlantic City.  Above is a shot of the Osprey couple and nest with the Borgata Hotel & Casino in the background..


A view of the sunlight over the wildlife refuge.. I hope you enjoyed my post..


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

89 comments:

  1. HI Eileen Wonderful fence shots. Love the Piping Plover,the reflection of the sleeping Swan and of course the Osprey. Just off to the ferry now. Hurray!

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  2. I enjoyed your post from a new location Eileen, and wonderful to see 'your' Osprey, no doubt related to 'my' Osprey :)

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  3. Oh, you are making me want to go back to Cape May! How delightful.

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  4. Cape May is so beautiful...fencing along the dunes seems to belong to the beach, if you know what I mean. It "goes" with it. Adding the birds you spotted is perfect, especially that nesting couple!!!...:)JP

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  5. Good morning, Eileen
    Loved the shots--I always look forward to your adventures.
    Glad the skies cleared up for you, but I gotta say-even gloomy weather looks fine there!
    Have a wonderful day

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  6. In Hubby's youth, he was a lifeguard for The Virginia Hotel in Cape May. I think it might still be there. One day we plan to go for a visit. Lovely beach shots and the fences are awesome!

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  7. Your Garden State has lovely views on their beaches. The swan photo is lovely...kinda shapes a heart at the top, the way his neck folds in to his body. What a full day to spy an osprey nest, too.

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  8. Hi Eileen, love your post. I liked the misty shots at the start.
    The beach fence looks nice, not out of place.
    The sun over the wildlife refuge photo is just brilliant :D)

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  9. You have captured a favorite bird of mine that brings back the bestest memories for me! Ospreys!! Lovely shot of the swan. A fence and a beach.. doesn't get much better than that! Last click.. beautiful!!!

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  10. I think you got some very good pictures from Cape May. We haven't been there, but I think we need to add it to our 'to visit' list. I'm glad you shared the complete photo of the swan -- it's beautiful.

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  11. Looks like a great explore! We have some fenced off beach areas for piping plovers up here too.

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  12. Photos like these make me wish I could be out and about more. (My husband is still in the hospital.) These photos are wonderful.

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  13. Lovely post, Eileen! I like seeing the Plover and the Osprey, and that Swan/reflection is terrific!

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  14. the osprey with the building gleaming in the background is a unique shot! loved ALL the fences and birds, too!

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  15. Very cool fences and photos !
    We have Osprey nesting over on the bogs in a nesting mantel that was made for them high in the sky. They return to it each year .
    Great shot !

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  16. wow, what gorgeous beach scenes. i am guessing they are different days? the one that look kind of foggy. or was it going to rain? i love picture #4 ... what a lovely picturesque view. ( :

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  17. Cape May, such a wonderful place for bird watching. I find the morning always misty there....then by late morning it's gorgeous. That's always the pattern when we have visited!!

    I enjoy seeing the shore, from behind your lens!!

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  18. Thanks for my morning on the beach! Lovely.

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  19. Hello Eileen!!Great post!!
    Beautiful images of the Jersey shore!Nice fences and such lovely birds!Amazing shots!!Oh,,the reflection of the sleeping Swan,is a fantastic picture!!Thank you for sharing!!Wishing you a happy day!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  20. Great fences and a beautiful shot for Skywatch.

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  21. Lovely fencings Eileen! Nice swan shot and beach shots!! And the Osprey :-}} We/Fla., almost lost all our Ospreys back in the 60s and 70s!!

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  22. Wonder fence scenery Eileen and a marvelous photo of the swan, the osprey and the other little birds. No, we don't let dull days stop us from taking photos. You got some real beauties here. Have a great day!

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  23. Wonderful shots of swan and sun!

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  24. Nice photos! You did a great job of making the most of a cloudy day at the beach.

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  25. Beautiful series of photos Eileen.
    Wonderful to see the Osprey, and one sitting on the nest.
    Beautiful scenery too.
    Greetings Irma

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  26. Beautiful photos, so serene and peaceful.

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  27. Cape May is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Lovely scenery Eileen! I love the beach on any kind of day! Great swan pic and reflection.

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  29. Whoa, what a great collection of fences!! I'm so fond of the osprey as well. I still haven't seen one yet! Congrats to you. :)

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  30. Lovely shots. It's nice to see the fencing there to protect the nesting birds.

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  31. lovely photos, nice to see the contrast between the mist and the later bluer skies.

    I love the mute swan photo

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  32. I love the Oystercatcher picture and the Mute Swan picture. And that last shot is fantastic!!

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  33. Beautiful picture, Eileen!
    Have a nice day!

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  34. Love the shot of the Osprey couple!

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  35. Lovely beach scenes and great captures of the birds! The Oyster Catcher is very sweet - I'm so glad they are protected by the fence.

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  36. Some wonderful shots as ever, Eileen. I particularly like the Osprey (have rarely seen these birds) and the Piping Plover.

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  37. Nice shots. Fencing around the beach is a new idea.

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  38. A wonderful post, you managed to capture some nice shots, especially the last one. Beautiful.

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  39. I've really enjoyed your photos from the beach, Eileen, and such wonderful captures they are! I do love the Osprey!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty with us!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  40. Looks like nice & peaceful place !

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  41. I loved the look of those dune fences when we traveled up east. Wonderful swans.

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  42. Wonderful photos and fantastic birds.

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  43. Beautiful shots, Eileen! Four and Five are my favorites, well, at least until I got to the swan. How lovely!

    So glad you enjoyed Yorkshire today too. :-)

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  44. The beauty of life, the Piper Plover, Oystercatcher and the Osprey, magnificent.

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  45. Beautiful.
    I grew up in NJ and spent many vacations down the shore.

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  46. I love that Piping Plover shot- they are soo dang cute.

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  47. Oh,My; Cape May is SO wonderful♡♡♡ Fence in the dunes and great sky shot!!! You know what (haha, I'll skip the reason), the most impressive for me was the swan shot you posted again here♪♪♪ How sweet the way it resting or sleeping in your wonderful picture and the magnificent reflection(^_^)v

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to dear Eileen, xoxo Miyako*

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  48. I like that they put up temporary fences to protect the nesting area. I love your shot of the Mute Swan hanging out and casting a lovely reflection. The sunlight over the refuge is gorgeous!

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  49. What a beautiful place, Eileen!!
    your photos are amazing.
    I liked the reflection of the mute swan...wonderful shot!!!!
    I wish you a very happy weekend!

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  50. Wonderful shots from the Jersey shore.

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  51. Wonderful photos - love the osprey. One day I shall find one - I sometimes hear them but no sightings yet.

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  52. I really enjoyed your series of shots!

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  53. I love that photo of the mute swan. So beautiful and graceful.

    Inclement weather doesn't stop me from taking photos, either.

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  54. Wow, wonderful shots. Enjoying each shot, Eileen. The swan reflection looks awesome!

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  55. Intriguing to see the ospreys with the high rise hotel/casino in the background!!

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  56. Hi from Menorca Eileen. Good to see those fences doing such a wonderful job in protecting the plovers and oystercatchers. Lovely beach shots and of course the Osprey s.

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  57. Excellent captures.
    Beautiful sights all around.

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  58. Wonderful shots, Eileen, it's nice to see how the breeding birds are protected.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  59. I love it, a true blogger. Taking your camera wherever you go. I love your photographs. We are headed to the Redneck Riviera in about a month and I'll be walking the beach with my camera.

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  60. Beautiful shots, and pretty scenery! I would love to be by the water by about now :)

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  61. OH that swan on the lake with its reflection! Love that shot!

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  62. It looks like a very nice place with a lot of different birds!

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  63. the fence shot looks very nice

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  64. Love the beach scenes! The osprey, too! I've never seen one of their nests.

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  65. A wonderful series of photos! I love the last shot and also the swan with his reflection is so great...

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  66. Some great shots. I especially like the first one - the mistiness has added to it rather than detracted,

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  67. what a lovely journey from the sand dunes onwards

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  68. Beautiful! Love the sun flare!

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  69. Oh yes I enjoyed your post very much. Love the beach and your shots were wonderful. The Osprey shot was cool with the hotel in the background. I also liked the pretty swan.

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  70. Gorgeous shots. Love the swan.

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  71. Beautiful collection of lake scenes. the first photos almost suggests snow on the landscape...especially the first photo. And even a busy swan can still manage to look elegant.

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  72. Lovely photos. I love the fourth pic and the first one looks like snow. Cape May looks like a lovely place to visit.

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  73. SO NJ - SO Great! Esp the osprey nest and the last magic shot!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

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  74. Loved the swan and the last photos the best!!

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  75. It was very nice visiting a place via your beautiful photos! Thanks for the tour.

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  76. I have a hard time choosing a favorite in this series! I would probably say the ospreys. Love seeing the nest!

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  77. I also went to New Jersey once. Thanks for sharing these!

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  78. What a beautiful place and your photos are really wonderful !
    Eileen, have a happy weekend :)

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  79. this is beautiful. so glad they have fences protecting the birds from human interaction so they can breed and nest privately... have a great day~

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  80. Loved your Jersey Shore pics . . . very nice . . .

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  81. Really nice Eileen! The protection of sand but your birds.
    Photo 4 and 5 are really nice, but your last picture is really fantastic in appearance :-) You have very beautiful swan photographed.

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  82. It has been a Piping Plover year for many. That's a good sign, right? I hope so.

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  83. I what I wouldn't do to take a little trip to the shore about now! :)
    We have OPEN lakes here in northern MN this week, though. Ice is out! (on most)

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  84. Beautiful bird shots (glad you showed the swan one again)...and the fence is pretty and a great example of the very best possible use of fencing. What a great weekend getaway.

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