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Feb 7-8, 2023. I am sharing more photos from our Delaware shore getaway, we stayed one night in Lewes Delaware, just a short drive away from the Cape Henlopen State Park and the Indian River Inlet Park.
1. Cape Henlopen Point is where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. We watched at least 3 large groups of Snow Geese fly over our heads heading inland to the corn fields. Out in the ocean we could see the Common Loon, Gulls, on the ground near the parking lot I noticed various species like the Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and a surprise lifer a Lark Sparrow. Eastern Bluebirds were nearby in a bare tree.
2. I enjoyed watching wave after wave of Snow Geese fly over our heads.
2A. More Snow Geese, besides the Snow Geese flying we saw a huge flock just floating on the water.
3. I was just snapping away at some birds eating seeds on the ground, little did I know until later I saw the Lark Sparrow ( top right) a lifer # 504 for me. I wish I knew at the time, I would have tried for a better photo. The Lark Sparrow has a unique head pattern of red, black and white colors.
4. I snapped some photos of the birds at the Nature Center feeders. Most of the birds were the male and female House Finches, a few male and female Cardinals, White-throated Sparrow on the ground and a Red-breasted Nuthatch was also coming and going to the feeder.
5. We walked to the end of the fishing pier at the Cape Henlopen State Park. Here we could see the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, the Great Black-backed Gull, Ringed Billed Gull, Surf Scoter with Horned Grebe, lots of Double-crested Cormorants, Bufflehead duck and the lighthouse.
6. I am guessing a Horned Grebe with the Surf Scoter.
7. I thought the Double Crested Cormorants hanging out on the old pier pilings was a neat scene.
8. The Great Black-backed Gulls look huge, 30 inches in length. We walked past them perched on the fishing pier, they did not move.
9. At the Indian River Inlet we saw Cormorants, Black Scoter, Common Loon, Long-tailed Ducks, Brant Geese, Surf Scoter and another Loon. We missed seeing just by a short time a group of Razorbills hanging out at the inlet.
10. The Long-tailed Ducks are a favorite of mine, I usually can see them in the winter months along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
I hope you enjoyed the birds I saw on our little visit to the Delaware shore.
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