Sunday, October 2, 2022

Saturday's Critters #459

 Post tropical storm Ian is swirling around New Jersey today,
wreaking havoc on the ocean, supplying us with a lot of much needed rain.
The hubs and I felt well enough for a short ride in the car yesterday, to see the ocean.
If you have lived at the shore for any length of time,
you know that whenever we have a storm, 
big or small, you need to check the ocean and make sure it is still there.
It's a "shore" thing!

So here are a few images of Ian visiting the Point Pleasant Inlet yesterday...


On our spin around Lake of the Lilies, I spotted this American Wigeon,

The marking around the eye is not green in any light.
Otherwise, this duck has all of the markings of the American Wigeon.

I liked this "odd" picture, 
the weeds and grasses proved to be quite a challenge in getting a good picture.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters


Rian said...

Love your pics, Deb. Glad you and hubby are feeling better. And glad Ian is bringing you needed rain... and no destruction.
We used to go out to Lake Pontchartrain to see the effects of storms coming in. Your pics remind me of my growing up in New Orleans.

The Furry Gnome said...

I completely understand the need to check out the ocean during a storm!

DrumMajor said...

Waves look pretty choppy! I like the last pic with the birdie through the grasses. Linda in Kansas

R's Rue said...

So beautiful

eileeninmd said...

My hubby likes to check out the ocean during or after the storms too.
I love your cute Wigeon photos, they are beautiful ducks. Sorry, I was away for a week and I am late visiting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy new week ! PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.

Sally said...

I'm glad y'all were able to get out! Those are some interesting photos, Debbie. I really like what you called "odd" picture. The weed and grasses and the focus also of himself. *or, herself" :)

Soma @ said...

So glad you got much needed rain and no destruction and that you are feeling better. I like your "odd" picture too. It's fantastic.


DeniseinVA said...

Glad to know you are feeling better. My son and daughter-in-law have it now but seem to be on the upswing. Wonderful photos as always Debbie.

Sally said...

Hope each day you and Chuck are doing better.

In my prayers.


Jim and Barb's RV Adventure said...

Yup, that's a wigeon. Lots of them up here in North Dakota.

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased to read you are beginning to feel better.
I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Wow such dramatic pictures, isn't it something how long one storm can last, days and days of stiring things up. Glad it had slowed down a bit by the time it got up to you all. Love the pics of the Wigeon with the green hanging out of his mouth, he sure has some neat markings!

Kay said...

Wow! I've never seen a duck like that. I looked them up and I guess there's all kinds of wigeons. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ian looks a little lovelier up your way than at our winter home!! I'm really glad you guys were OK!)

LeAnn said...

When the hurricane was reported coming up the coast, I thought about you. We prayed for those affected by this storm. You get the Hurricanes, and we wait for the earthquake that has been predicted for years.
Your photos were excellent. I loved the Wigeon ones. It is a pretty bird, and you got some great shorts.
Big hugs!