Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bombay Hook NWR

These are some shots from my visit to Bombay Hook NWR on Sept 18. I was hoping to see more shorebirds during their migraiton. On this visit to Bombay Hook we saw a large flock of American Avocets, Egrets, GB Heron, Kingfisher, Dunlins, Sandpipers, Black Bellied Plovers and some Dowitchers. I'm sure there were more birds mixed in the large groups.

AMERICAN AVOCETS









Turtles enjoying the sunlight



These are my critters and to see more critters from all over go and visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters

Thanks to Misty for hosting and thanks for visiting my blog.

39 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photos but was enchanted by the turtles.

jabblog said...

It looks as though you had a very rewarding trip. You have some beautiful photographs to capture your memories.

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, excellent photos of the Avocets. We only have one in Africa, the Pied Avocet. It has a long curved, upturned bill. I looked at your photos and yours seem to have a curved bill as well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards, In His service, Jo

Jackie said...

Great photographs and I love the turtles too!! Have a great weekend, Jackie, Surrey, UK..

diane said...

What a wonderful abundance of birds. I saw some turtles doing that only a few days ago.

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, I like the Turtles.

Dimple said...

Love the turtles, they look so warm!
Thanks for the visit, the last photo of Ginger was the first one I chose for the post!

EG Wow said...

What a fantastic trip! You know so many birds and I'm very impressed!

Kate said...

I just came from Ecobirder's blog and both of you impress me with your birding knowledge. You must have had a great trip!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Great shots! I love the Kingfisher- they look like they belong in a Dr. Seuss or Tolkien book.

Misty Dawn said...

You got great photos of quite the variety of birds! I especially love the turtles!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice photos! Love the turtles!

rainfield61 said...

The turtles turn charcoal under hot sun.

Kay L. Davies said...

Love those turtles, and I know birders can never see enough birds, but you got some nice shots of the ones you did see.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Denise said...

Hi Eileen, great photos at the Bombay Hook NWR. It must have been a wonderful place to visit.

Wind said...

Yes, I like this kind of places where free birds are flying and sun is warm like in summer!
Good series!
Regards!

Dave said...

beautiful series but i have to say your turtles shot is the best.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the avocets. They looks almost the same as the european ones.

Dianne said...

your collage of birds is beautiful
and I adore the turtles

Mama Zen said...

I love the turtles!

chubskulit said...

I love those turtles.

Thanks for visiting my Kangaroos Eileen.

eden said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Lots of birds to see around. I love the turtle so much. They are so cute. Great photos.

JayLeigh said...

Wow, you sure saw a lot of different birds! And the turtles are wonderful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Turtle photos are great!

lisaschaos said...

Birds, turtles and more birds! I'm in heaven!! :0)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well I like the birds but the turtles are too cool!! What a lovley mosaic! Hope your enjoing your day Eileen!

dAwN said...

What a wonderful place to be during migration! Happy Birding!!

hee hee..the word verification is insky

Lina Gustina said...

Love the birds and turtles :)
Thanks for dropping by...

Small City Scenes said...

Womderful collage of birds and the turtles are wonderful.
We are so lucky to see so many shore birds out here. And lucky too that our area is a winter place for so many more. MB

Willard said...

A beautiful array of photos! I need to visit that area sometime!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful critters! The turtles are my favorite!

Diann said...

Hi Eileen!

Wonderful photos! The one with the turtles sunning themselves is amazing! What a great shot you got of that!

Take care and have a terrific day!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your photos. The birds were cool, and the water and turtles were spectacular.

Chris Petrak said...

Good collage from the shores - esp like seeing the avocets in such numbers. Hoping I can get some shorebirding in soon.

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

I have two red earred sliders myself and always love stopping by your site to see the new nature photos :)

Pixel said...

These really are some very interesting captures!!

Pixellicious Photos

The Early Birder said...

Lovely selection Eileen. I love watching Avocets. FAB.

SquirrelQueen said...

It looks like standing room only for the turtles on that chunk of wood. It must have been fun to see all of the different types of birds.

Crafty Gardener said...

The avocets are lovely birds which I don't see where I live. Great photos for Camera Critters this week.

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