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:

Margaret Adamson said...

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!

Carole M. said...

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

Leora said...

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

A Quiet Corner said...

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

Sue said...

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

Roan said...

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!

georgettesullins said...

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.

Susan said...

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)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty...all so pretty!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

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!!!

George said...

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.

The Furry Gnome said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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

Montanagirl said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Willow said...

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 !

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

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. ( :

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Mar-vel-ous shots!

Debbie said...

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!!

Karen S. said...

Thanks for my morning on the beach! Lovely.

DIMI said...

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...

marilyn said...

Great fences and a beautiful shot for Skywatch.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

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!!

DeniseinVA said...

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!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of swan and sun!

Linda W. said...

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

Irma said...

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

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love every one of your photos!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful photos, so serene and peaceful.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh nice fence shots.

I enjoyed.

Ruth Kelly said...

Cape May is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

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

Gail Dixon said...

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. :)

Pat said...

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

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

I love the mute swan photo

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Ileana said...

Beautiful picture, Eileen!
Have a nice day!

Mama Zen said...

Love the shot of the Osprey couple!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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.

Caroline Gill said...

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

Rajesh said...

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

Karen said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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!!

Our photos said...

Looks like nice & peaceful place !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos and fantastic birds.

Cranberry Morning said...

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. :-)

Bob Bushell said...

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

Happyone said...

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

Stephanie said...

Lovely images!

Jen Sanford said...

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

orchid Miyako said...

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*

SquirrelQueen said...

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!

Marie-Anne said...

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!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the Jersey shore.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

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

Rose said...

I really enjoyed your series of shots!

Jen said...

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

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

lina@womens perspectives said...

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

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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

Phil Slade said...

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.

Indrani said...

Excellent captures.
Beautiful sights all around.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

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

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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.

Icy BC said...

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

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

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

Cecilia Artista said...

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

thomas said...

the fence shot looks very nice

Brian King said...

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

maryaustria said...

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

travelwithintent.com said...

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

Gerald (SK14) said...

what a lovely journey from the sand dunes onwards

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful! Love the sun flare!

Ida said...

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.

pattisjarrett said...

Gorgeous shots. Love the swan.

Gemma Wiseman said...

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.

Raggedy Creations said...

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

Cloudia said...

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



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

magiceye said...

Loved the swan and the last photos the best!!

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

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

Cheryl @ TFD said...

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

Maria said...

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

Ela said...

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

Naquillity said...

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~

Lynne said...

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

Helma said...

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.

Chris Rohrer said...

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

amanda | wildly simple said...

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)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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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