Thursday, September 3, 2015

More Bombay Hook NWR

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

Hello, I am sharing more images from our daytrip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. I have some fence scenes with the birds and some sky shots starting with our sunrise.

Before leaving on our outing I saw a pretty pink sunrise and the moon setting over our house.

Now, we are at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware enjoying a Glossy Ibis skywatch.

A pretty sky, white puffy clouds and Egrets everywhere.

An Egret fence, I believe most of them are the Great Egrets. Except I cut off a Great Blue Heron on the right side of the photo.

Another view of the Egret fence with the Great Blue Heron crashing their party.

Sorry these are not the best photos taken thru my car window but above is a Great Blue Heron perched on a fence near the Finnis Pool, Bombay Hook NWR.

It really was an Egret day, the few dark spots in the grasses are the Glossy Ibis, click for a larger image and better view.

And last but not least is the moon taken on Aug 7th.  I hope you enjoyed my fence and sky shots and the birds of Bombay Hook NWR. Thanks in advance for stopping by and for your nice comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Little Blue Heron

For this week's memes ( my list is below) and my wild bird I am featuring the Little Blue Heron seen at the local Baltimore County park  North Point State Park. I was able to capture the adult, juvenile and the transitional Little Blue Herons.

 " Enjoy the little things in life..for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things".  author unknown.

An awesome spot to see the Little Blue Herons is just a short walk down this wooded Black Marsh trail.

The lush Black Marsh wetlands contains marsh loving shrubs, grasses and various flowers. The land side of the marsh is a mature forest.

Above is the white juvenile Little Blue Heron.  From a distance you would think this Little Blue Heron was actually an Egret. But, you have to check out the bill and leg colors to see the differences.

The Juvenile Little Blue Heron has an olive-gray bill and greenish legs and feet.

Another look at the juvenile Little Blue Heron.

Above is the transitional mottled Little Blue Heron.

You can above the mottled grayish blue and white on the Little Blue heron above.

Another shot of the mottled white-blue Little Blue Heron. For Monica's NF Trees and bushes I am sharing the wild hibiscus bush and flowers. The blooms are  pretty behind the heron.

And last I share the adult Little Blue Heron in the mosaic above and the two images below. It is a beautiful heron and one of my favorites.

Another adult Little Blue Heron, this park seems to be home to these birds in the summer. You just have to put up with some bugs to see them.

The Adult Little Blue Heron being stalked by a turtle. They are beautiful herons and wonderful birds to see. I hope you enjoyed my Little Blue Herons post. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.   Happy Birding and I wish everyone a very happy new week!

I hope to see you linking up and have some fun visiting each other.

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday

Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

 Thanks to Mersad for hosting Through My Lens.

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Birds Wednesday

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday's Critters #89

Saturday Critters #89

Happy Saturday everyone, it's time to share your critter posts. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is taking time and linking in with this week's critter party.

I am sharing some more birds and critters from our day trip to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. It is a great outing, seeing lots of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, my first Monarch of the season and a cute turtle and frog shot.

Gret Egret reflections.

A fuzzy looking Great Blue Heron, could be an older juvie?

Two juvenile Little Blue Herons. The leg color and beak are the difference between the heron and egrets.

My first of the season Monarch Butterfly

The turtle is a Slider, can you find the frog?

A view of the Egrets and the dark spots are a few Glossy Ibis mixed in this group, seen from the wildlife drive at Bombay Hook NWR. I hope you enjoyed my critter post.
As always I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit and for leaving a comment. Also thanks to all who have been participating with my Saturday's Critters, you are all the best blogging friends.

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.