Chincoteague Island & Wild Horses
Sometimes it's fun being a tourist in your own back yard. Earlier this month a friend in D.C. had friends visiting from Germany who wanted to see wild horses and other places in Virginia. I entertained them at my home for a few days with several day trips. One day trip was too Chincoteague Island where we took a 2 hour cruise to find wild horses.
|Gulls waiting for chum from a fishing boat|
|One of the many egrets |
|Fishing for breakfast|
|A few horses were brave enough to come out, but many stayed in the shrubs. |
|Bald eagle, first one I have seen on the east coast. |
|Mare with this years offspring. They run the horses across the channel twice a year for auction. Many of the foals are sold, but some in name only. |
|On of the many stallions. A few of his mares are close by. |
|Keeping an eye on his mares. |
|Rounding up his mares before they stray too far. |
|Sending his mares back to 'safety'.|
|Making their way home. |
|Osprey nesting on a duck blind. Despite the hunters tearing the nest down come fall the birds return in the spring to rebuild their nests. |
|Another herd |
Each horse has a name and number. All are looked after by the local vet. Absolutely beautiful creatures. Next time I go back I will go the the National Park and hike along the trails for a close up encounter.
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Beautiful. I would love to shoot wild horses.ReplyDelete
Ooh I am jealous of you seeing wild horses. One day I hope to get up to Georgia where there is an island that has wild horses on. I would love to see them. I love the image with the foal. So tender.ReplyDelete