Thursday, September 12, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

On our second full day in Iceland we took a tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and National Park. The coast line is beautiful, we were able to hike a coastal trail with beautiful views of the ocean. 



The Snaefellsjokull Glacier is known as the crown of Snaefellsnes. Our guide told us, they may see a clear view 1 out of 10 times.. We were lucky this day, my traveling weather luck has held out so far. 



The coast line and rock formations are beautiful. Look at the pretty sky too. 


A lifer, the Eurasian Oystercatcher. 


Some shorebirds, like the Purple Sandpipers,  Dunlins and Turnstones were climbing around the rocky shore. 



Me and my shadow in Snaefellsnes. 



A seal being photobombed by a Common Eider. 



I had help with this bird below, another lifer the Redshank. 


More captures of the Common Eider.



More of the beautiful coast and sky. 






I hope you enjoyed my photos, I took over 400 photos on this day. I am sure I will be posting more on our Iceland trip! 


I am always thankful to see new birds and add to my life list.

** I am thankful for good weather on our trip.**** I am thankful for all your visits and comments. **


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




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

59 comments:

  1. A Redshank is a pretty aptly named bird, isn't it?

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  2. Quanto AZUL! Lindos demais!Adorei! beijos, chica

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  3. Hari OM
    My word you really did luck out with the weather! Iceland can be like Scotland; days such as this are one in a hundred!!! YAM xx

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  4. Hello Eileen,

    I love to see more from your Iceland trip. Lovely photos!

    Have a nice Thursday!

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    1. Lucky for us, the temps were warm almost hot on this day.

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  6. I did! I did enjoy this...the birds & scenic views.

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  7. I always admire your beautiful photos, you always capture beauty ☺

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  8. wow, a beautiful place, the scenery is breathtaking!! you got some awesome pictures...i love seeing seals!!

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  9. Great to see your birds, as well as the sights in Iceland. Indeed a beautiful day! Have a good weekend!

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  10. Love the birds and the scenery. Great photos!

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  11. It looks like you had fabulous weather. My friend had gone north/west and had really cold weather while there a week ago.

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  12. So beautiful! I want to go!! I had not realized you were away...just catching up on blog reading now.

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  13. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos from your visit to Iceland.
    I would also like to go there once.
    I enjoyed your blog.
    Best regards, Irma

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  14. You really had great weather on that day.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your trip...
    Have a nice afternoon!

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  15. Lovely trip and marvelous photos of your journey ~ smiled when I saw 'our feathered friends.'

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

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  16. How nice that you had a clear view of Snaefellsjokull Glacier for your tour. The coastal trail must have been a lovely hike, beautiful view. Love the seal and bird photos, too.
    Have a great day!

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  17. By the look of it, it must have been a fantastic vacation. I look forward to more photos, the more the better :)

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  18. The landscape is breathtaking. Thanks for linking up

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  19. It sure is hard to pick out favs when you have so many amazing photos. I love the rock formations along the shore. And it's neat to see the trail you were walking! I can imagine myself there! Glad the weather was nice!

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  20. Such blue skies. What a beautiful place to be able to visit. I can understand 400 photos. I'm thankful for digital photography where we can just keep clicking!!

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  21. I think Iceland is beautiful...I never thought of it as a birding location but now I see it is!! Awesome looking weather...

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  22. That seems to be a good time of the year to visit, and to find lifers, what a huge bonus. Enjoy every moment in that wonderful wilderness.

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  23. What a beautiful countryside. And wonderful nature finds too. Why do I think Saturday's post might be extra special this week?

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  24. What a BEAUTIFUL place and you've captured it so well!

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  25. Oh my, what wonderful photos!!! And the blue of the sky!!! Amazing! Enjoy!!

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  26. Beautiful scenery and photos. One day I'd like to get there myself.

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  27. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

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  28. Wow, so many tongue twisters... Snaefellsnes, Snaefellsjokull, but so much natural beauty! My favorite is the beautiful coastline with the arch. Looking forward to more photos from your trip!

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  29. Oh yes thanks Eileen, this post is so enjoyable. How marvellous to see this remote area. Great you had the clear weather - the scenery is glorious. Beautiful seascapes and I'm enchanted by that little house with the red roof - it would make a sweet painting. Love that you and your shadow were there too :D) xx

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  30. This is nice set of birds to see...the one really blends in with the rocks. And glad you got to see a lifer...I am sure you enjoyed adding it to your list.

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  31. Just awesome... You were there at a perfect time. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  32. I would love to go to Iceland. It's peaceful and the scenery is different from anything else.

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  33. An interesting selection of birds, and beautiful landscapes!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  34. Beautiful photos, it looks like you are enjoying Iceland and I am very impressed with all the knowledge of the difficult place names, and of course, you know what all the birds are.

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  35. Stunning pics. Thanks for your beautiful post.

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  36. The red shank has great red feet and legs. Is that how it got its name. Beautiful scenes.

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  37. Wow, you went to Iceland! I'm so jealous. :) Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

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  38. Beautiful series of photos and the light is wonderful. Great selection of birds too.

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  39. Bezauberndes Island und jedes einzelne Foto ist wunderschön.
    ♥liche Grüße
    Lieselotte

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  40. I like very much the photos, the birds and the landscapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Lovely sky shots for SkyWatch ^_^

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

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  42. Iceland is on my bucket list. Really lovely images. Have a nice weekend.

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  43. Iceland! Oh my gosh, lucky YOU! I can tell by the photos that it is a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. The Iceland is so beautiful, very lucky to there. Fantastic images Eileen.

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  45. How wonderful! It's always great to be able to take wonderful pictures of nature, but it is so exciting to go somewhere new and see nature we're not used to!
    Andrea

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  46. Hi! Great pictures from Iceland, of landscapes and birds! I love Iceland and I'm going there next year :-)) Happy weekend!

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  47. Hello Eileen

    it is very beautiful in Iceland.
    Your photos are beautiful to see.
    I think you will share a lot of pictures with us about Iceland :-)
    Enjoy a beautiful Sunday.
    Greetings, Helma

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