Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nags Head, North Carolina

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

A mixed post our trip photos and today a Happy Birthday to my son!

I am sharing more birds and scenery from the Outer Banks and our stay at Nags Head, North Carolina..  The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful and we had some warm 70 degree days.. The birding was awesome..ducks, swans and pelicans were everywhere.

Above a series of the first evening's sunset and the moon...


The Willet and sunrise above was seen on the  beach in front of our hotel..



Above is the Bodie Island lighthouse and some birds we saw at the Pea Island NWR.  Seen above are the American Avocet, Tundra Swans, American Wigeon, possibly an American Pipit and Song Sparrow?



The Ruddy Duck population seems to be doing very well, we must have seen thousands of them.. I like their cute upturned tail...


We heard a Rail twice near or under this boardwalk...a pretty view of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. This was a wonderful spot to see the birds..


A mosaic of various photos of Brian over the years.. Today happens to be my son's 22nd birthday.. Happy Birthday Brian!

 I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday



 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

73 comments:

Magia da Inês said...

♪♬° ·. Maravilhosa sequência de imagens!!! Amei a primeira!
FELIZ ANIVERSÁRIO, BRIAN!!!
Muita saúde e muita felicidade, sempre!!!

Ótimo domingo!!!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil. ♪♬° ·.
·.·.✿✿ミ

Linda Gross said...

Happy birthday to Brian; nice mosaic of him through the years. Your sky and bird pictures are fantastic.

Maria said...

Beautiful pictures! I love N.C..
Eilen, my blog URL address changed to:
http://tropicalfloweringzone.wordpress.com

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Wonderful captures Eileen, what a great place.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Happy birthday to Brian!

Eileen, phenomenal picture.
I am delighted.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Brian King said...

Beautiful sky shots! I really like the lighthouse. Glad the wildlife was cooperating!

Happy Birthday to your son!

Mary Cromer said...

Nags Head is such a worth of nature and you captured so much of it's treasures. Happy Birthday to Brian~

Bethany Carson said...

You've captured some great photos, Eileen! Happy birthday to your son!

Inger said...

I have always wanted to go to the Outer Banks, but never did. So it's nice to see your beautiful pictures. Happy Birthday to your son.

TexWisGirl said...

cute collage of your son! happy birthday to him!

like those ruddy ducks! adorable!

George said...

It looks as if the weather was beautiful and the bird-watching wonderful on Nags Head while you were there. I really like your collages. Happy Birthday to Brian.

Mari said...

Picture perfect! These are fantastic pictures of nature.

Nature in your pictures never cease to amaze me.

And a Happy Birthday to your son.

Joe Todd said...

Love the photos as always

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Congratulations on the birthday of your son Brian.
The collages I find really quite amazing, especially the first, which is sublime.
Best regards, Irma

Linda W. said...

Wonderful sunset shots! Happy birthday to your son! Enjoyed your photo compilation.

Margaret Adamson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brian. Lovey colage of his photos. Your sunset and sunrise photographs are amazing and yo certainly did see a lot of birds.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Love all the mosaic of images, especially the lighthouse.

Cloudia said...

What a song this post is! Loving it, E.

Happy Birthday young man

DeniseinVA said...

Happy Birthday to your son Eileen. He is such a nice looking young man. Your photos are as always outstanding! Have a great day!

Debbie said...

looks like a really beautiful spot Eileen!!! happy birthday to your son, I love the collage you made!!!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Happy Birthday to Brian!
I wish him all the best!!
Wonderful pictures with your preety son!
What a lovely place!!Great captures with the lihgthouse and the Willet bird!Like the moon shot and the sunset!Great post!!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely phoocollage. I just love lighthouse. And Happy Birthday toyour son.

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful sunsets and birds, Eileen, and the mosaic of photos of your son is truly heartwarming.
Happy birthday, Brian!

Love your header, too...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with such lovely views.

Bob Bushell said...

Happy 22nd birthday to Brian.

podso said...

Your photos are beautiful. I wonder when you were there (I guess not this week as we have a full moon). Have a good week!

diane b said...

Great shots of Nag Heads, N.Carolina. The birds are great too especially the one at sunrise.

Snap said...

Love the mosaic you've done to celebrate your son's birthday. Very special. You find the most wonderful places to visit. Lovely!

Felicia said...

Beautiful images Eileen. great lighthouse captures.

Happy Birthday Brian.

Phil Slade said...

A happy birthday to Brian. You found some super light for your pictures Eileen and I just love the sunset shots.

Have a great week ahead.

Black Jack's Carol said...

First, happy birthday to Brian. He was a lucky boy to grow up with such outdoorsy and nature-loving parents. As for your photos, they are absolutely stunning. I caught one Virginia Rail once, before I even knew what they are. I've looked for one ever since. Some birders, who like you, know their sound, watched with me for a long time one day, but those grassy, marshy areas are wonderful hiding spots. Have a wonderful rest of your day, Eileen!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, Happy birthday to your son and loved sweet collage of him♡♡♡
Wonderful sky shots and birds, I always admire you and marvelous place Nags Head is(^_^)v

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Our photos said...

Very, very nice ! I love the first 4 !

Missy George said...

Great shots of the ducks and a super moon shot..Was it dark when you took that?? Happy Birthday Brian!!

Barb said...

What wonderful compositions of Nags Head. Nothing quite like light over the water! Happy Birthday to your son.

The French Hutch said...

Breathtaking photography Eileen! Makes me wish for the beach and water! Happy Birthday to your son.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderfully photographed wildlife and scenery (Moon, too!). I sure enjoy seeing pictures of Ruddy Ducks. Have a pleasant day tomorrow and a really nice week ahead!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Brian!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Birdie Island! Wonderful pics.
~

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh, lovely mosaic

Happy Birthday, Brian.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You are fortunate your husband likes to hike and look for birds too Eileen and over the years you've visited many great areas.
Poor Brian, all your lady friends checking him out on FB and your blog. Hope he had a great BD.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots! Love that moon.

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday to Brian! Great collage of his photos.
Love, love the blue sky in your outdoor photos. The willet is a bird I've never heard of. I learn so much about birds from your blog.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday to Brian!

I loved this area of the Outer Banks when we visited this past summer. I'd love to go back someday during this time of the year, as it must be much less crowded and yet even more scenic!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eileen, your photos of NC are wonderful! The tourist department should be hiring you to take their photos for them, they're so inviting!

And Happy, Happy Birthday toyour son Brian, he's a handsome young man, and I've no doubt you're very proud of him!

Happyone said...

Happy Birthday to your son. They grow up so fast!!
I was going to say that the top right picture of the sun looks like a star, and thought it IS a star. : )

Red Nomad OZ said...

Looks like your son had an AWESOIME birthday! LOVE Love love your photos - As well as the birds, I'm a sucker for sunsets and lighthouses so this post ticks all the boxes!!

Maggie said...

Wonderful photography as always, some of my favourite things, sunrises and sunsets, ocean, lighthouses & birds!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
WOW!!! those sunset photos are glorious!
Brilliant shots of the waders, the Ruddy ducks look very tired!!
Happy birthday to your son, 22 is a wonderful age!
Keep well, hugs from France!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Happy birthday to your son! :)

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Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful photos Eileen. Happy Birthday to Brian......the years whiz by so fast don't they!

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

Poppy said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Beautiful photos of your trip, Eileen. I love lighthouses, and the one in your pictures is so pretty with the autumn grasses before it!

Happy Monday!

Poppy

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

What a lovely tribute to your son and I love this place in your pictures...perfect ocean scenes.

Ida said...

Lighthouses are a favorite of mine. This one is beautiful. Looks like a great family time was had. I enjoyed your post.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful Eileen. You now have comment moderation? Bummer.

Oh, and loved the wonderful array of charming, fabulous images. Especially the lighthouse and boardwalk.

Hope your son has a fantastic celebration of life today.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your sunset skies and all of your captures are delightful as always, Eileen! Such a lovely place! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great new week!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

He's all grown up .... and very handsomely too! Wonderful selection of birds from your visit to the shore. The willet is so pretty lifting it's dainty little feet. And I would so love to see an avocet again. For some reason I miss them everywhere.

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! What a great trip!

Pat said...

What a great collection of photos of you son. Hope he had a happy birthday.
Your beach trip shots are great.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thank you for taking us along on your road trip.

Photo Cache said...

the sky mosaic is incredible and thanks for including a collage of your son through the years.

Worth a Thousand Words

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography!

Happy Week,
artmusedog and carol

Al said...

Beautiful - that's a place I'd love to visit but I've never even been to the state!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a lovely series of sky and bird shots. And a happy b-day to your son!

Life Images by Jill said...

gorgeous sunsets and beach views. I would love to have a view from my house of the water.
Is it your son's birthday on 7 December? - that is my grandson's birthday. He has just turned 8.
Have a wonderful week Eileen, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Birgitta said...

All are great and nice photos! Like the first collage very much.

Fun60 said...

Beautiful sunsets and that moon photo is gorgeous.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love the oranges. Your birds are amazing, but I love the sunsets.`
thx.

Kathie Brown said...

Amazing sunsets shots! How nice to see all those birds! Happy Birthday to your son!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

BEAUTIFUL collages, Eileen. My favorite is that of Brian. What a sweet and happy young man you have raised. Happy Birthday to Brian and Congrats to you and hubby.

Lynne said...

Loved this Eileen . . .
And loved meeting your son!
Happy 22nd Brian . . .

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a great spot to spend a few days.

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