Monday, November 23, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday!

It is hard to believe it is almost the end of November, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I have much to be thankful for my hubby,  family and good health.

May all the good things in life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year!

On Nov 9th we headed home through Delaware stopping for a short bit at Bombay Hook NWR. We drove on the wildlife drive, it is always fun to do some drive-thru birding.  

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1. We did take one short walk, during this time we saw what I think are Yellowlegs and some Ring-billed Gulls.




2.  Lunchtime.. 






3.  These photos were all taken from my car. The American Avocet, you can see the curved bill.




4.  Various shorebirds, some of the longer billed birds could be Dowitchers? 



5.  A couple of Northern Pintails seen a little closer to the wildlife drive. 




6.  A distant view of the Canada Geese, various shorebirds and some colorful trees.




7. I am guessing the birds in flight are the Dunlins, the sunlight would shine on them and they were amazing to watch.



8. The Great Egret tree, a couple of Great Blue Herons are seen one at each end.





9.  The American Avocets


10. The swan below are the non-native Mute Swans. lots of Canada Geese, ducks and coots.


11. I tried zooming in as far as I could with my camera, I still can not id all the ducks below. I do see the Canada Geese, American Coots and Wigeon.




Bombay Hook NWR ended our little getaway, it started at Blackwater NWR in Maryland, then onto Assateague Island and Ocean City Md.  We tend to see and do a lot in a little bit of time. 



Hubby and I continue to stay safe and healthy.  Be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance.  Wishing everyone good health, take care and stay safe!

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.



 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday




Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

 


101 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    the Avocet is a wonder, with that special bill. I hope I will meet this bird somewhere someday.
    Happy Thanksgiving week and stay safe and smart!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  2. Fotos maravilhosas e temos mesmo muitoe sempre a agradecer! Linda semana,beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  3. A scope mount for your car window is ideal for that kind of drive. Are their points where you can stop and walk for a while or are you required to remain in your vehicle?

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    1. Hello David,
      Yes, there are places to pull over and walk along the road. You can pull over and stop any time, leaving enough room for other cars to go by. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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    2. That of course should say "are there" and not "are their". My brain and my fingers don't always coordinate with each other!

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  4. There is something magical that happens when light from the sun is cast onto a flock of birds. It makes the imagination fly. This year has flown by in some ways … in other ways it seems like an eternity. Glad you are taking care and staying safe. It is the same here and I keep reminding myself that this, too, will pass.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great week!

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  5. I loved the photo of the gall with the big fish in its mouth so much that I had to get up out of my chair in the bedroom and walk in the living room and show it to buy what an amazing photo especially from your car

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  7. So many various species of waterfowl! You nicely captured the moment of lunchtime. I also love the 7th image with autumn foliage and flock of birds in air. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Yoko

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      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  8. Such gorgeous photos as always Eileen. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving week :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  9. Hello Eileen,

    The photo of lunchtime is very pretty! Beautiful photos and post.
    Have a happy day, and take care!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  10. What beautiful pictures of your walk Eileen.
    Photo 2 is really great.
    Have a nice new week and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  12. Such lovely water birds. I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping over at my blogs and commenting, it's always a pleasure to hear from you!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  13. Wishing you a Happy Thankgiving Eileen.
    Happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much🖤love

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    1. Thank you Gillena!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  14. Hello Eileen,
    Very nice pictures.
    Great that bird with that big fish. I hope he got it away.
    And shot number 7 is so nice with that reflection in the water.
    Very well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week!

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  15. Hi Eileen... That's a great place to walk away... Beautiful pictures and birds...Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Ana!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  16. The birds are safe in huge numbers, no need for distancing, and so many, I can imagine the noise when they all take off together.

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  17. So many great birds and beautiful photos. I love the ducks with bottoms up in the last photo. Wonder how the avocet manages to do anything with a long curved bill like that?

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  18. You had a successful drive through there, Eileen! I always love to see the variety of birds that you spot.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  19. I like what's on the menu for lunchtime. Great shots and have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  20. Thank you so much for taking us on your walk with you. It's always great to get out in nature.

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  21. Love your mosaic of the birds. Today it seems I only see birds as memories. :( Not a single pintail or avocet this year. So, happy to see your beautiful images. At least I could see a family of beautiful mute swans today :) Light in darkness I would say. You will see them later on in a post. I hope! :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I will look forward to seeing your Swans soon.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  22. You did so well taking these photos from your car. The one with the fish in its mouth is so good.

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  23. What a wonderful way to start a new week, with this lovely post and photographs.

    Enjoy this Thanksgiving week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  24. I love all the bums up in the bird photo!!!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  25. Gorgeous photos, Eileen! Please come share at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/08/pass-jelly.html

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  26. Lovely autumn photos and favorite is the bird with the fish ~ awesome!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  27. Great photos and lunchtime is important :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  28. Lunch Time is my favorite photo today. Great capture.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  29. Good to see that you have a lot of birds there.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  30. Hi Eileen, love the yellowlegs with a big fish in his beak....I see some Wigeon, and Gadwall in your mixed duck flock....I want a scope my sis has one, but I have never had the extra cash to get one.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I went back and can see the Gadwall, you are right. I have a heavy scope, which is a pain to set up.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  31. Love the Great Egret Tree. What a great shot. How cool to capture that fish in the bill of that bird, too. Happy day to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  32. Eileen - I laughed at the Great Egret tree - it does look like they are growing on it! Nice shot of the bird with the fish! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - I am grateful for your blogging company! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  33. I'm glad you are staying safe but still managing to get out and see a few things occasionally. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Week, there is still much for us to be thankful for :) xx

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Yes, we love getting out, seeing new sights.
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  34. When I went to the Amazon of Thailand we saw egrets in a tree - it's a beautiful sight. That curved beak is quite something!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren!
      The Egret are a beautiful sight!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  35. SO beautiful post. Loved all pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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      Have a great week ahead!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  37. Lovely selection of birds! I love the photo of the American avocet, such a pretty bird. In the last photo I seem to see gadwalls, is that right? Do you have gadwall over there?

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    1. Thanks Juliet! Yes, I think you right, we have the Gadwall here. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  38. That American Avocet is an interesting bird!
    Yes, we need to be thankful for a lot, I agree and wish you a happy Thanksgiving, too!

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    1. Thank you Iris!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great week ahead!

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  39. Me gustan las fotografías que has captado, tomando como lugar de observatorio la ventanilla del automovil.

    Las aves no se han sentido nunca incómoda con tu presencia.

    Que tengas un magnífico día

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  40. That is such a beautiful place. My friend goes there regularly. You managed to capture some great shots Eileen!

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    1. Thank You Vera!
      It is one of my favorite places to visit, there is always something to see there.
      Have a great day!

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  41. I see a. Wigeons, Coots, blue wing teals in the one photo.

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  42. Hi Eileen, beautiful photos. So much egrets. We have the most little egrets here. The lunchtime photos is very beautiful. Do you know the name of this bird ? Happy thanksgiving next thursday. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      The bird in the second photo is a Yellowlegs, I am not sure if it is the Greater or Lesser Yellowleg.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. oooh eileen, these images are awesome!! and really beautiful as well!!! great sightings of the waterbirds!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      The winter months are great for seeing various ducks here.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  44. Happy Thanksgiving Eileen! It’s been a fast year considering everything going on. I wish you the same for a happy and healthy new year. Great photos today! Whenever you mention Bombay Hook we always say we should take a trip back that way again, one of these days. Looks like you had a great trip.

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      I hope you have a chance to visit Bombay Hook NWR, it great in the spring and fall.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  45. Butts up and beaks down lol
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  46. Beautiful scenery and photos of the birds. I especially love your capture of the bird having lunch :-). You are right there is a lot for which to be thankful. I'm thankful that you and your husband take precautions and that you have stayed safe. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Enjoy the rest of your week. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Yes, hubby and I are really careful when going out anywhere.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  47. these are wonderful great scenes with the birds and so many wonderfully photographed.
    You had such beautiful wonderful weather.
    Have a good week, take care of yourself and your husband, hug Elke

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  48. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving ~ ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  49. Hi Eileen ☺️... Beautiful pictures and happy Thanksgiving...

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