Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bombay Hook Skies

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I am sharing some more images from our Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.. I have some sky shots for my Skywatch Friday post and some fences for Tex's Good Fence meme.. I can not go anywhere without looking for fences now..And it is an added bonus if a bird is perched on the fence..

I like this Snowy Egret shot perched on a small bit of fence with the diamonds sparkling behind the egret..

A couple of Snowy Egrets perched on a Bombay Hook fence, they were busy preening..

 While we were on the wildlife drive I noticed a large flock of Snow Geese..The photo is a pretty sky shot.

 A closer look at the Snow Geese..

The boardwalk trail at Bombay Hook, looking back at the sky and some pretty Autumn trees.

Another sunset capture over one of the Bombay Hooks freshwater pools..  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. I am looking forward to seeing your skies and some great fence shots..

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

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ringed Kingfisher

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Ringed Kingfisher from Belize. It was not a lifer because my first sighting was posted here Ringed Kingfisher Costa Rica

These photos are from my birding tour along the Sittee River..near Hopkins Belize.  The bird was cooperative for a few photos.

This is a large Kingfisher 15.5 inches..a massive bill and you can clearly see the rufous underparts of the male.. It has blueish-gray plumage, shaggy crest and a white collar. It breeds near large bodies of water and near heavily wooded areas.

The kingfishers are another one of my favorite birds. LOL,  I seem to have so many favorites.. This Kingfisher is found in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, thru Central America to South America.. I hope you enjoyed seeing the Ringed Kingfisher.. 

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bombay Hook NWR

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

For this week's post I am sharing more scenery and birds from our Oct 12th visit to Bombay Hood wildlife refuge in Delaware..  I know I have been flip-flopping with different post from this getaway weekend.  We saw some beautiful fall colors, lots of birds and some flowers were still blooming.

Above are some of the birds we saw at Bombay Hook NWR were the Snowy Egret, Savannah Sparrows, Lesser Yellowlegs, American Avocets, Peregrine Falcon, Pintail Ducks, Snow Geese, Ruddy Ducks and the Belted Kingfisher.

 The fall colors seen at Bombay Hook, the red were gorgeous...

A Great Egret flies away, in the distance some red leaves poking out and on the top of the trees.

I thought these yellow flowers were pretty, nice to still see some blooms in October. I hope you enjoyed seeing more of Bombay Hook wildlife refuge.. As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!