Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday! 

💓💓 Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  💕💗

I still have tons of Florida photos but I today am sharing some photos of our recent trip to Ocean City Maryland. It is fun getting away to the beach during the off season. We always check the weather first and the hotels are cheaper off season. The beach is just about empty of people, the gulls are still around.  You must know me by now, I can not go any where without looking for birds, I was hoping for a Snowy Owl but no luck there. We did see lots of sea ducks and cute little shorebirds.

Our first stop near the beach was at the Indian River Inlet, I have seen a Snowy Owl there in the past. We did see 30 or more Long-tailed Ducks, we watched these ducks fly up the inlet, land on the water and float back down. They repeated this countless times while we were there. 




The Long-tailed Ducks flying up the Indian River Inlet.


The bridge over the Indian River Inlet, Delaware.


Gulls resting on the jetty at Indian River Inlet.


Brant Geese were on the beach @ Delaware Seashore State Park


Oh, what a beautiful day! I am thankful for beautiful winter days.


I think these are the female White-winged Scoter?


More Long-tailed Ducks, Black Scoter, and Bufflehead.


More White-winged Scoters?






Common Loon or Red-throated Loon?


Lots of Bufflehead females, young male and one adult male almost hidden on far right.


A peek at a Bufflehead, the Black Scoter in the middle and just the head of a Long-tailed Duck. 


The pretty sky and beach @ Delaware Seashore State Park





I am thankful for our little getaways and trips.
I am Thankful, Grateful and Blessed!
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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

101 comments:

  1. Muito0 lindas as fotos e como tu, adoro passear pela praias assim desertas, apenas com os habitantes dela... LINDO n! Feliz dia! beijos, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, thanks so much for your visit and comment. I hope you have a happy day!

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  2. Beautiful shore photos. The blue skies are lovely to see during winter.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I love skywatching! Enjoy your day!

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  3. Hari Om
    Always love your bird sightings... but you know I LOVE your bridge shots! &*> YAM xx

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    1. Hello, it is a pretty bridge. Thank you Yam! I hope your day is great!

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    Wonderful images! I can like winter like that :)
    The sky is very pretty.

    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hello Marit, thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Uma bela sequência de fotografias, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your visit and comment! Happy Thursday!

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  6. Oh Eileen, I'm loving your wonderful photographs! They are truly awesome images. I love birds!
    Have a great day, my friend!
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. I do enjoy watching the birds! Have a happy day!

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  7. Your ID skills are sharp today, Eileen. The White-winged Scoters are correct and the loon is a Red-throated Loon. How delightful is that!

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    1. Thanks David! I appreciate your confirmation on my id's.

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  8. I am thankful for the beauty of nature and your photography and you! Happy Valentines Day.

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  9. A flock of Black scoters spend their summer of the western tip of Prince Edward Island.

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    1. Thanks Marie! I appreciate your visit and comment!

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  10. HI Eileen, I really enjoyed getting to see the ducks I rarely get to see! Those long tailed were smart to fly upstream and swim down...lol No use fighting the current if you don't have to!

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    1. Hello, Sondra!
      It was fun watching these cute Long-tailed ducks flying up and down the inlet. It doesn't take much to entertain me, lol. Enjoy your day!

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  11. beautiful place; and you met some great new friends.

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  12. I love the Bufflehead...so unusual! And I sure would love to see an owl...ANY owl! heehee! Love it when you have the place to yourself for great photos! Beautiful! Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. Hello Diane, thanks so much for the comment. I love the owls too, usually they are hard to find. Happy Valentine's Day! Have a happy day!

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  13. beautiful waterbirds and loons....we see a lot of brant geese in our area!!! david left you such a nice comment, you id skills are much better than mine!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, thank you for your nice comment! I am not perfect though, I have id some birds wrong. Enjoy your day!

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  14. You saw some beautiful things there, Eileen! But I'm especially fond of the open water! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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  15. Lovely! I don't think I have ever seen ducks at the beach before.

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    1. Hello Lois, these are sea ducks. Usually found along the coast and the ocean. Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day!

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day to you too Eileen, I hope you have a great one. Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds, and identifying them for me.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I always enjoy sharing my birds. Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  17. Good idea to go out in the off season. Fewer people are around to disturb the critters. Sometimes if you go places when the weather is down you see much more.

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    1. Thanks Red! Hubby and I do not like crowds. I do prefer nice weather though! ENjoy your day!

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  18. ...wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day. Eileen.

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  19. at the top of my favorite things to view, sky and water and beaches and birds and that stunning photo of the bridge..

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    1. Hi Sandra, they are my favorite things too. Thanks for the comment. Have a happy day!

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  20. Gracias Eileen por esa maravilla azul. Hermosos los patos y me encantan los puente, son como "brazos" tendidos que unen.
    Buen jueves.
    Besos.

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    1. Thanks Laura, your visit and comments are always appreciated! Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  21. Lovely and peaceful views. I like the Long-tailed ducks very much!
    Have a peaceful weekend!

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  22. Beautiful sky and beach photos! Though Canada Geese seem to be just about everywhere, they are very handsome birds, especially seen where land meets the water.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Lea! All the birds are beautiful and a lovely sight to see. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  23. I thoroughly enjoy going to the beach in the off season and happy to see that you saw quite a few birds, even though the owl was a no-show. Great photos Eileen! Enjoy the rest of your day :)

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    1. Thanks Denise! We had a great trip and enjoy the beach! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  24. A wonderful beach with birds on it and in the sea too. You can easily walk and admire. I'm sorry that there was no white owl. :)

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    1. Thank you Giga. I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  25. You are a blessing and a dear friend Eileen!

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  26. What a wonderful birding day you had, Eileen! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  27. Beautiful photos, Eileen. Even in winter there are lots of wildlife to see and enjoy. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful weekend coming up.

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  28. Great shots. That sand looks inviting
    MB

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  29. Gorgeous, beach, bridge and sky shots!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  30. Excellent in every way possible today, Eileen! I don't think I've HEARD of a Brant Goose. I learned about it from you today.

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    1. Thanks Anni! The Brant Geese are pretty, I like them more than the Canada Goose. Happy weekend to you!

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  31. The little get always are the best. Love your pics.

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  32. Beautiful photos!!
    Those bridges are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Karen, for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  33. Beautiful birds. You sure has a lot of birdwatching opportunities there.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  34. You had a great winter day - blue skies and bright light.

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  35. I love that last photo. Soft and beautiful! Also photo #6... such an interesting composition with just beach and bridge.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. The bridge is part of the coastal hwy, which runs right along side the dunes and ocean. Happy weekend!

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  36. How beautiful! Loved seeing all the photos from Indian River Inlet. I haven't been there in years, but would love to go back and see all the ducks. This is the perfect time of year to see them.

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    1. Hello, It is a beautiful bridge and a great Delaware park. The sea ducks are great at the inlet. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  37. I bet that was fun to watch them fly up then float down! I sure don't know my waterfowl...always interesting to see.

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    1. Thanks Rose! I try to learn the id's. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  38. The water looks so blue and beautiful. Must be very peaceful to watch the birds swimming by 😊

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  39. Beautiful! your pictures are always refreshing.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and nice comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  40. Always enjoy photos of the wildlife where you live.

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    1. I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  41. Wow - what a perfect place with marvellous skies and beautiful birds!

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    1. Thanks Lady Fi, for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  42. That is the best thing about being retired you can go places off season and not have to put up with crowds and get accommodation cheaper. I like visiting the beach in winter, it usually too hot in summer to walk on the sand.

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    1. We do enjoy being able to go places whenever we want. That is what's great about retirement. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  43. You certainly picked a beautiful day there Eileen. I enjoyed that selection of wildfowl especially those Long-tailed Duck and the scoters as we don't see too many of either. Liked the Brents on the beach too. We call them Brent, rather than Brant but same species of course.

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    1. Hi Phil, I have noticed them being called Brent geese too. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  44. Very photogenic bridge. And very well captured too.

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  45. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos are this, I find them all perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! The nice comment is much appreciated! Have a happy day and great weekend!

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  46. Awesome photos... I have missed visiting here lately.. I used to share some on Saturday, but I just haent had much to share .. but I surely do enjoy visiting your blog!!!

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  47. Beautiful images Eileen, have a enjoyable weekend.

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  48. I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day.
    So good to see your photographs, and that lovely blue sky too!

    All the best Jan

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  49. my favorite is the Long tailed duck. They rarely come my was but I did see many of them in Varanger, Norway. :)

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  50. Vim avisar que acaba de entrar teus mares lá:

    Obrigadão! Pode ver aqui:
    https://maresdachica.blogspot.com/2019/07/mar-45-e-46.html

    beijos, chica

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  51. Vim avisar que acabam de entrar mares teus por lá! Podes ver:

    https://maresdachica.blogspot.com/2019/07/mar-47-48.html

    Obrigadão! beijos, chica

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  52. Beautiful photos. Incredible place. Here in Rio we are having beautiful winter days and I am also very grateful for these days.
    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook

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