Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bombay Hook NWR

This is my entry for   Bird Photography weekly  thanks to Birdfreak for hosting.

I am also linking this post with Mary's Mosaic Monday and thanks to Mary of Little Red House.

These are photos of the birds hubby and I saw yesterday at Bombay Hook NWR.  We were amazed at the number of the different  Egrets and Dunlins, a lifer for me was my first Peregrine Falcon sighting. Very cool looing bird. We also saw Glossy Ibis, Mallard Ducks, Green Heron, GB Herons, Black Crowned Night Herons, Canada Geese, Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, Blue Grosbeaks, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbirds and Redwing Blackbirds. I am sure I have not listed all the birds we saw and I am forgeting a few. Bombay Hook is a great place to visit during the shorebird migration.






Egrets and Glossy Ibis



Mallard Duck and Green Heron




Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my post and I hope you have a great week :)

57 comments:

Wren said...

I love Bombay Hook, Eileen - what a great location for birding. My favorite photo today is the tree full of egrets.

sebi_2569 said...

very beautiful photo; bravo

dreamfalcon said...

I like those photo compositions - a very nice way of showing them!
and yes that tree full is amazing.

Bob Bushell said...

Yeah, I think that the tree full of Egrets is wonderful Eileen.

dAwN said...

Great collages! I also love Bombay hook!
See you on Twitter!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Love the heron/duck combo photo- nice shot!

Tinas Photo Blog said...

Very lovely shots!

Coy said...

Beautiful collection Eileen, I must add Bombay Hook to my "must visit" list.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are amazing scenes.I would love to visit this place.
Blessings,Ruth

Phil said...

Brilliant collage Eileen and the egrets in the dead tree picture is simply a superb contrast in colours. Looks like you have another great site to visit there.

Lana Gramlich said...

Beautiful birds, of course, but the photo of the deer peeking through the grass is REALLY cool!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Fabulous mosaic..love the barren tree and the egrets!! What a lovely atmosphere and place to visit Eileen-

Idaho Birder said...

Thanks for the info about Bombay Hook NWR. I had never heard of it before and it looks like a great place.

John said...

Very nice photos. I love that refuge.

Dave said...

mesmerising as always Eileen

Snap said...

Eileen,

How wonderful! Great shots and memories for you. Thanks for taking us to Bombay Hook!

Anja said...

Very impressive mosaics, thank you!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful mosiac of wild things.

Bernie said...

How wonderful to be able to see so many species ... great collages!

Vee said...

Wonderful to see all this beautiful wildlife. And the color of the sky in the first mosaic nearly took my breath away...

A Garden of Threads said...

Those are wonderful photos, love the mallard and heron. Take care and have a great week.

Susan said...

Your photos are spectacular and breath taking. Talk about paradise. I love visiting your blog and seeing the shots you take. You're so talented and you capture the most wonderful images.

Thank you for this lovely mosaic display.

Hope you enjoy your day,
Susan
I love all the photos, but the deer is really so sweet.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Eileen
I like the photo with all the white birds (egrets?) in the tree. And, of course the big brown eyes watching you through the grass - so sweet.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures! I especially like the one of the deer in the grass. I have one I took this summer of one in my sister-in-law's front yard. Brings back grand memories! Have a grand day! Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Bombay hook looks like a spectacular place to bird watch, Ellen. Beautiful mosaics!

Peregrine Falcon are making a come back in NYC and I have been fortunate to see them up close of different occasions. They like the quantity of plump pigeons here to dine on. :)

Dishesdone said...

Amazing shots, Eileen! Enjoyed seeing the birds, and all that scenic beauty, so pretty!

Karen said...

I have never heard of Bombay Hook before but you certainly did it justice with your pictures. Really enjoyed them!
Have a great week!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Mary Lou said...

I really LOVE the bird mosaics. Great captures. Love the deer too.
Nice to visit you this week.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very interesting. The birds themselves look like white blooms adorning the otherwise naked trees.

mick said...

Nice photos and it sounds like a great place to visit with all those different birds.

Larry said...

Beautiful shots Eileen. I love that Great Egret tree! And the Green Heron statue in the bush.

gwendolen said...

Wonderful to see so many egrets in that tree.

Love the collages. Do you make them with Picasa?

SquirrelQueen said...

Each of your collages is filled with beautiful photos. I love the tree filled with egrets and the deer peeking through the brush. Great reflection in that last photo.

Halcyon said...

I love the tree filled with egrets. You caught some nice birds here.

Maggie B said...

Bombay Hook looks like a wonderful place to while away a few hours.
The young deer's face peering through the long grass made me smile.
Maggie

Denise said...

Wonderful photos Eileen. What a great place for birding. Loved how those little ears poked up from the grass also. Delightful post all round.
An English Girl Rambles

Riet said...

I love your mosaics Eileen Beautiful pictures.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi Eileen!
Again and again I stop by-- never to be disappointed by your posts.

I am loving the egrets in the trees but couldnt help but love the wee deer in the grasses just peeking out.

Nice work... stop by and join us some time for finding beauty.

Claudia

at the cottage said...

These are stuning! I love egrets and they looks so beautiful!

Thank you

BirdingMaine said...

Wonderful collages Eileen! Beautiful captures all around!

Elaine said...

What a wonderful variety of birds you saw. Your mosaics are lovely as always!

LDH said...

Wildlife must love you and allow you to get the best shots! Love the first mosaic with white in each photo. Love the second mosaic especially with the face and ears of the deer.

ldh

NatureFootstep said...

your photo clearly shows the difference in size between the ibis and teh egrets. Has not realized that before.

George said...

Bombay Hook must truly be a marvelous place. The pictures you got are absolutely wonderful. I'm glad you were able to add the falcon to your lifer list. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures and collages with us.

Carrie said...

Looks like a really pretty place. I love the shot of the deer. Great photos. TFS and thanks for stopping by! :)

Mary said...

What a wonderful mosaic~ you captured such amazing nature shots...love the deer peeking thru the grass :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Back again -- out at Cape Hatteras after a couple of ferry rides. It is beautiful here and our phone/internet reception is fast! Life is good!
It was so bad at Sea Level NC, I was sure we would have no reception for the whole time we were on the Outer Banks.

Once again, I love your post and would so love to visit this spot. Thanks for sharing it.

jewwishes said...

What lovely captures of nature's beawuty.

ladyfi said...

What delightful photos. I love that deer peeking out of the grass and the tree full of birds - so charming!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Really beautiful pictures. I have to tell you that once my husband and I were driving when we came upon a group of egrets in trees next to a pond, very similar to your picture. At first, from a distance, we thought that someone had draped the trees all over with white shopping bags. We were very excited to see the birds up close.

ellen b. said...

Love all the photos and the collages Eileen! The reflections of the egrets are great! Beautiful...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful mosaics Eileen -- I particularly love the "egret tree."

I'm trying to learn to do mosaics -- I should hike over to Mary's Monday meme and look at some other experts (besides yours!).

jewwishes said...

What beauties...each one. I like the deer peeking through the brush.

Jeanne said...

Wow your bird photos are awesome. I can't imagine seeing so many birds in one day. You must have had a wonderful time. So many egrets in one place is amazing.

Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Jeanne

kayellen said...

So pretty..... Egrets are such an elegant bird~~
Happy 'Outdoor Wednesday:)

have a blessed week!

hugs,
Kay Ellen

ladyfi said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments.

zeal4adventure said...

The trees full of egrets are just awesome! Thanks for your visit!