Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sunset Beach, Part III

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Today is my son's 25th birthday, Happy Birthday Brian. I am sharing some more images from our weeks visit to Sunset Beach. We walked on the beach every day, seeing birds, dolphins and a beautiful sunset. I hope you enjoy my photos, who doesn't enjoy the beach.


A group of Brown Pelicans flying over the Atlantic Ocean.



The Northern Gannet looks like a gull, they are mostly white and have black wing tips. They dive head first into the ocean for their meals. 



It is not often I see Bald Eagles on the beach but here they are, I think the Mrs is telling the Mr to go after her dinner.


A few Semipalmated Plovers on Sunset Beach.


We were always looking for shells and sand dollars. We found this live Sand Dollar mixed in some sea weed on the beach. We put it back down in the surf after taking a few photos. You can tell it was alive with the dark color and  fuzzy hairs or feet.



Sunset @ Sunset Beach North Carolina. The beach had a lot of Sanderlings  and Plovers.


The sunset on Sunset Beach.. I do not know of many places on the Atlantic Ocean you can see a beautiful sunset, this is the place.




I am thankful for my hubby, son and my family. 
I was thankful to stay a week at my sister's home while she and my BIL went to Bermuda. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

59 comments:

✿ chica said...

Um show de fotos e lugares mostrados!Adorei! bjs, chica e tudo de bom!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e fotografias fantásticas.
Continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Beautiful as always Eileen - but the live sand dollar was something a bit special! YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Happy Birthday to your son! My youngest son is 28, so they are at the same age :)

Beautiful photos! You make me dream about summer.

Happy Thursday!

Janneke said...

Pelicans and bald eagles, what a wonderful bird life.....
Beautiful sunset too and last but not least congratulations with your son´s birthday.

David Gascoigne said...

Happy birthday, Brian. be sure to go for a long walk in nature with your Mom. That's about the best gift you could receive.

Tom said...

...a wonderful name!

Blogoratti said...

That's great, warm Birthday wishes to Brian. Wonderful photos!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this beuatiful place. I especially love your sundown photos.
Best, Synnöve

Lea said...

Beautiful photos!
Love the Eagles!
Happy Birthday to your son!
Have a wonderful day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Happy birthday to Brian!
Wishing him all the best!
Great shots of the pelicans and the eagle birds!
Both pictures with the sunset are so beautiful and magical!
Have a happy day!
Dimi...

Christine said...

Wow! Beautiful sunsets photos, Eileen! Definitely the place to be for sunsets!
I had to laugh at your comments about Mr and Mrs Bald Eagle - he must be so 'hen' pecked!
Have a happy day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Being on the water generates great, primitive emotions.

nice shots

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen,
Such beautiful photos! As always. Your sunset beach is special.
Happy birthday to your son. You have a beautiful family.
Enjoy your day.

Karen said...

Sunset reflecting on the water is perfect!

Latane Barton said...

Your knowledge of birds always amazes me. You certainly got some good shots at the beach and Oh how I love that sunset.

Dee said...

Beautiful photos... looks like MRS. Eagle had quite a bit to say. LOL

Lady Fi said...

Marvellous shots. Love that first one!

magnoliasntea said...

Goodness, those bald eagles are fabulous. And the sunsets are amazing.

Lois said...

Nice photos! I like the one of the two eagles and the sand dollar is so pretty.

Jeanie said...

I would have never known the difference between a sand dollar that was living and one that wasn't. Thanks for that. And for the beautiful sunsets.

Florence said...

Thank you so much for the lovely photos. They bring me back to the natural world when I get all upset and focused on the national nightmare. Thank you.

A Colorful World said...

Happy Birthday Brian! Loved the eagles having a conversation...and that sunset on Sunset Beach! Gorgeous photos.

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful shots of birds and also sunset.
The eagles are great!
Have a nice rest of week!

Suzanne Prickett said...

Your photos of the sand dollars are so impressive! I have never seen a live one before, but I love them as pendants and on jewelry. I believe you've got it right about Mrs Bald Eagle! That is such a cute picture! The waters below the flying gulls look so dark blue, and wonderful sunset colors! Happy Birthday to your son, Eileen! Have a very nice weekend!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen,
Magníficas fotos, mas as do pôr do sol são fantásticas!
Abraços.
Ailime

RedPat said...

I love the eagles walking along the beach, Eileen!

happyone said...

That last sunset is beautiful.
Great shot of the eagles on the beach.

Sandra said...

sounds like a fun housesitting gig. and I love those bickering eagles... to funny.

Jim said...

Great sky shot?

Joyful said...

A lot of lovely images. I love the 2 eagles on the sand. Beautiful capture.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wonderful photos

Karen Lakis said...

Bald eagles on the beach!!! I’ve never seems that! It looks like a beautiful week on the beach!

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday Brian..Is that Sunset Beach at Cape May Point?? Beautiful sunsets..Nice sand dollars..Always like to see the eagles..Have a good evening

Photo Cache said...

Those sand dollars are still alive?

Worth a Thousand Words

KL said...

I agree who doesn't love beach? All the pictures are nice but the last two are absolutely mind-boggling. They are superbly captured, especially the color and the clouds. Happy Birthday to your son.

Michelle said...

Your beach photos are stunning. Truly! I like seeing that sand dollar. So many times we all see them as dead creatures and don't see the life in them. Happy birthday to Brian and thanks for linking up today!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Gorgeous sky shots, and happy birthday to Brian!!

Rose said...

Love those sunset photos...they are so beautiful.

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful beach photos!

Debbie said...

the eagles are so amazing, what a wonder to see!!

your sunsets are gorgeous, nothing beats a sunset on the beach!!!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, First of all Happy Birthday wishes to your Son.Loved the post, Thanks for all pics.
Greetings

Linda W. said...

What a wonderful day at the beach, and beautiful sunset. Happy b-day to your son!

The Yum List said...

Happy Birthday to your son! May he have a wonderful day and fulfilling year ahead of him.

baili said...

How lucky to not miss this one dear Eileen!

Happy birthday to your precious son my friend! May he see more joys and prosperity in life ahead .

loved each photo as birds are so lovely and views are very compelling ,specially loved the reflection of sky on beach ,spectacular images

Becky B said...

What wonderful memories, and the skies are stunning. Think the eagles are my favourite though!

Wandering Wren said...

That Bald Eagle has definitely got something to say! We're at the beach now ourselves as you say you've gotta love the beach. Happy Birthday Brian!
Wren x

ann said...

Gorgeous sunsets. Love the eagle photo. I always enjoy your beach photos because we don't have beach.

Bob Bushell said...

Love birds, all of them, especially Bald Eagles, superb.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the eagles on the beach and really love the sunsets reflected on the beach.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful as always and a happy birthday :)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Magical images Eileen. Those Bald Eagles look as though they're having quite a conversation! Have a great weekend.

Jenn Jilks said...

There is something about a beach! Love your birds!

William Kendall said...

I imagine you're right on Mrs. Eagle!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely beach for sure --- We ever saw eagles on the beach like that in a couple of places in Alaska! It really surprised me.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Wonderful photos,amaizing Eileen

NatureFootstep said...

what a lovely beach and such beautiful photos. Love the eagles talking :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for your son.

I loved seeing all of your photographs. I had to laugh at the Bald Eagles on the beach, they do seem to be having a conversation or argument don't they!

All the best Jan

Maggee said...

Nothing beats a Sunset at the Beach... ANY beach!! Gorgeous pictures! Hugs!

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