Saturday, March 4, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 481

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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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I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

94 comments:

  1. Hello, Hope your doing well.
    Another beautiful post. Amazing birds photos.
    Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hari OM
    So much to enjoy!!! I loved the second collage... and the Black-back Gulls... and, yes, the Cormorants on the piles makes a wonderful image... Beautiful! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! I appreciate the link and the comment. Have a happy weekend.

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  3. Eileen Great capture together of the Horned Grebe with the Surf Scoter. as well as the 2 Black backed gulls. I love the image of all the Cormorants. Thanks for commenting and hosting. I appreciate both. Have a lovely week ahead

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    1. Thank you Margaret, for the link and comment. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Great bird sightings at Cape Henlopen Point. Love the snow geese photos but the other ones are great too. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  5. All these birds are all large in numbers. What an amazing spectacular view of them all.

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    1. Thank You for the comment, I did enjoy seeing all of these birds! Have a great day and happy new week!

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    What a great series of photos and collages.
    Photo 3 and 9 are my favourite.
    Would you mind posting my link?
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos as always! The Snow Geeses are very pretty, and the Great Black- backed Gulls too!
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  8. I loved your birds! Awesome! Thanks for hosting so faithfully.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I appreciate your participation too.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  9. These are beautiful bird pictures. I had great time looking at all the photos. Lovely Snow Geese in a large flock.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Amila, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  10. ...gulls seem to love to sit on posts! Thanks Eileen for hosting the party, Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you William, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  12. Those were very nice bird sightings again, dear Eileen! It's great that you discovered one of your lifers, even if you only realized it with a delay. Unfortunately, that happens sometimes, but at least you have the pretty bird in a photo. For me there were again some known and unknown birds to be seen here, from the unknown I especially liked the Surf Scoter.
    Hugs, have a wonderful weekend & happy March days!
    ❤️ Traude❤️
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2023/03/streifzug-durch-die-letzten-wochen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for the visit and comment! I was happy to have a surprise lifer.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  13. We saw lots of seagulls and ducks today... Those black back gulls are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  14. Beautiful photos of all the birds. I love the Snow Geese flying in formation. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  15. Me encanta todo, especialmente los gansos de nieve, los cormoranes también se ven bonitos. Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  16. Lovely shots, Eileen. I especially liked the flocks of flying birds. Enjoy your time away. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Nick, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  17. I have never seen cormorants like yours. And my favorite photo is a number for the one with the spread wings I just love that I love it when you catch your wing spreads in action

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    1. Thank you Sandra, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  18. Your trip looks very full of great species of birds, especially in winter. Thanks for hosting!
    And have a nice time doing something away from the computer.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  19. Such a beautiful place to see so many beautiful birds. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Cathy, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  20. Love your shots of the Snow Geese in flight, Eileen. Thanks for hosting us each week and for all your nice comments.

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    1. Thank you RedPat, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  21. Snow geese are so gorgeous and what fun to see so many. Sure makes you happy to have a camera to take beautiful photos! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  22. Snow geese are very interesting because of the massive flocks they form.

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    1. Thank you Red, for the visit and comment! The Snow geese are an amazing sight to see.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  23. awesome shares this week. the horned grebe with the surf scoter picture is amazing!! the snow geese are gorgeous, awesome fly over pictures!! have a nice weekend and a great new week, many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  24. I like your collages. Is that the gull with its wings spread? Birds with spread wings just make me smile.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I did capture a House Finch with the wings opened!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  26. That visit to the shore afforded you many beautiful photos of birds. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  27. The gathering of the cormorants was a great capture and a wonderful photo. And all the rest was great too, I just fell for the cormorants.

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    1. Thank you Inger, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  28. Thanks for gathering all the critters that people have been seeing ! As well as your great birds. Snow Geese look very imposing.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  29. Thanks for sharing these beautiful critters. I choose the Surf Scoter as my favourite today.
    Enjoy your weekend and all the best!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  30. Hello Eileen
    Lovely photographs and mosaics you've shared here, thank you.
    Enjoy time away from the computer.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  31. Hello Eileen :=) , and
    Spectacular views of the geese in flight, and the Surf Scoter which I don't recall seeing before. It's beak is so colourful, and large for it's size. I enjoyed your capture of the Surf Scoter with the Horned.Grebe in the same photo. The Cormorants is another fine encounter, and also the Great Black-backed Gulls.The Long-tailed Ducks seem to be enjoying themselves in the sea, and it was nice to see the Nature Center birds at the feeders.
    Have a great time whilst you are away.
    All the best, and thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, for the link and comment! I did enjoy my outing and the birds!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  32. I love the flight captures especially the ones with beautiful sky backgrounds!

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  33. What a great outing that you had. So many different kinds of birds.

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    1. Thank you Alan, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  34. great outing and great on the lifer i see more and more sighting of lark sparrow i think they are increasing their range,

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I appreciate your comment! I confused the sparrow with the Lark Bunting.
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  35. I especially enjoyed the photos of the scoter and Black-backed Gulls. I would never have noticed the Lark Sparrow without your prompt.

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    1. Thank you Ken, for the visit and comment! The Sparrow was a lucky sighting!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  36. Great shot of the Great Black-backed Gulls. They look as if they are used to being admired and photographed.

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    1. Thank you Maria, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  37. Oh a Messive heartfelt Thanks for sharing these exceptionally beautiful photos dear Eileen :)))
    Such a great number and verity of lovely pretty birds on Delaware shore Wow!
    Must be joyous experience for you my friend. I so enjoyed the virtual tour along. The. Most Ioved a pair of black and white birds sitting on fence and marble slot Divine capture :)
    Safe travels!
    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Baili, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  38. Love the second photo with the collage of all the birds in flight.

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    1. Thank you Karen, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  40. You are fortunate to have these great birding spots close by, Eileen. Sorry to be a little late coming to the party this weekend. We were away in Algonquin Provincial Park enjoying wonderful birding up there.

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    1. Thank you David, I appreciate your comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  41. You got excellent photographs from the Cape Henlopen State Park, and Delaware Bay looks quiet and pleasant! Interesting to see the ducks jumping over the water like the fish. Overall a fantastic birdwatch. Enjoy the week

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    1. Thank you Jeevan, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  42. The snow geese are a delight! It always pays to look to the skies.

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    1. Thank you Sharon, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  43. Mi comentario anterior seguro que está en spam. Abrazos.

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    1. Thanks, sorry I was away! All is well now! Have a great weekend!

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  44. Hello Eileen, fabulous birding you had here on the Atlantic Ocean, I especially love the sight of the flocks of Snow Geese. Thanks for hosting! Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren, for the link and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  45. I always look forward to your incredible bird sightings.
    I especially love the snow geese.

    Hugs and blessings, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for the visit and comment!
      Take care, have a great weekend!

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  46. wonderful flying of Snow Geese...
    have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit. Have a happy weekend!

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  47. Como sempre, imagens incríveis, Eileen!
    Fiquei especialmente encantada, com as formações de aves em voo, pois aqui por estes lados, não vejo grandes bandos, apenas algumas espécies em numero reduzido se deixam ver, por ocasião das suas rotas migratórias...
    E aquela imagem dos corvos marinhos poisados nas estacas, também ficou muito especial, sobretudo pela imensa quantidade dos mesmos...
    Deixo um beijinho e votos de continuação de dias felizes, para si e todos os seus, Eileen, e repletos de bons motivos para fotografar! Tudo de bom!
    Ana

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