Sunrise 5:40 a.m. near Mispillion Inlet, Milford DE
The true beauty of central Delaware's salt marshes and beaches is never more evident than right now, with birds actively nesting and busily feeding. I took some time this morning at a beach near home to enjoy the sunrise and photograph some shorebirds. Wonderful way to spend a warm early summer morning. This week has yielded some new bird images for me: Black Skimmers, Black-Necked Stilt, Black-Bellied Plovers. I am a novice birder, grateful for kind souls who help me learn the names of these beautiful birds. I'll be posting some of the birds later this week. Please come back and visit!
For the past four days, I have gone out well before dawn to shoot. It has been good for my skills and for my soul. The day job is becoming more and more repetitious and I find that I rise earlier and earlier to give myself to what I like best: seeing and photographing nature. On rainy days, I stay in and edit and study. On beautiful days, like last Friday, I shoot from half an hour before dawn until about half an hour afterwards, then scurry home to upload and see what I have. From Friday through Monday of this week, I have seen some incredible sunrises, shorebirds feeding like mad at Slaughter Beach, tidal flats at sunrise, fields of golden wheat, speckled with cornflowers, and some amazing herons. I am blessed and lucky to live in central Delaware.