Sunday, October 17, 2010

Snow Geese

For my post today I am linking up with a few memes, Mary's Mosaic Monday and Sally's Blue Monday and That's My World You click on the links to visit these fun memes.



These photos were taken last weekend during my trip to the Delaware shore and Bombay Hook NWR. It was a great day to be outside the sky was so blue and clear. So my blue for the week is the blue sky and the water is blue.

My birding friends and I were surprised to see so many Snow Geese at Bombay Hook last weekend. It seemed like they arrived early this year. Apparently small groups of migrating snow geese have arrived in October in previous years. This group looked close to a thousand. We were happy to hear their honking and we had fun watching them.






Bombay Hook is one of my favorite places to bird. On this day beside the Snow Geese, we saw Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Marsh Wren, Yellow Crowned Kinglets, Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Yellow Rump Warblers, Northern Harriers, Kestrels, Canada Geese, Mallards, Black Ducks and other shorebirds. But, the Snow Geese stole the show, just because of their numbers.

Thanks to the wonderful host of these fun memes, Mosaic Monday, Blue Monday and to the group of  That's My World.

Also, I appreciate the comments and visits to my post and blog. Have a wonderful week!

59 comments:

Mark Whittaker said...

Superb photo's .. will look forward to following the blog

bettyl said...

What a wonderful variety of shots! You have a good eye for your photos!

rainfield61 said...

Your header looks like a fishing village somewhere in Malaysia.

Snap said...

Look at all those geese! Lots of noise ... just like a faculty meeting! ;D ;D ;D Beautiful shots!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Excellent mosaics. You really took some wonderful pictures and put them together so artfully.

tales from an oc cottage said...

How cool!


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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wonder if the early migration of the snow geese means a colder than usual winter is approaching? I hope not!
Beautiful photos Eileen!

Mary said...

Wonderful bird shots~ I'm not familiar with snow geese, only the Canadian variety :-)

podso said...

As always, beautiful photos!

Vee said...

I can almost hear the honking...what a great sight that must've been! Nothing much more thrilling than if you'd been there to see them arrive or were there when they move on.

Dishesdone said...

Super shots, so many geese!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics, looks like a beautiful day!

Pondside said...

So much prettier than their cousins, the Canada Geese!

Mary said...

Omigosh, the sight of all those snow geese must have been incredible! thanks for sharing, Eileen! :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Great mosaic Eileen.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My goodness, they are beautiful! Their beautiful white feathers against the blue water is gorgeous.

Bernie said...

What a huge number of snow geese ... that's an amazing sight. Bombay Hook is definitely the place to see a wide range of birds ... great mosaics.

EG Wow said...

Your mosaics are lots of fun, Eileen. I would love to go birding with you because you obviously know where to find the birds!

Shirley said...

I bet it was noisy too. We just have a few and they sure make themselves known! Beautiful photos.

shannon i olson said...

I love to watch all the geese fly over head here....they are gone now so I will have to wait until spring to see and hear them again.

Lorrie said...

Wonderful photos - the snow geese are beautiful.

GrandmaK said...

What lovely birds, especially the snow geese! Wishing you well! Cathy

Jackie said...

Great photographs. The snow geese remind me of a visit to a Swannery last year in Dorset.Looks a great place to visit with a pair of binoculars and a long lens camera. Have a great week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Maboe/Mor og Datter said...

Many nice photos!
Thanks for your comment.

Francisca said...

This snow geese montage is stupendous, Eileen! Great views!

diane said...

Wow that must have been a treat to see, A thousand!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a great place to watch the birds. I hope that is not a sign that we are in for an eary winter when the snow geese arrive early.

Jillsy said...

a nature lover's paradise! love it!

SmilingSally said...

Oh Eileen, I can almost take a deep breath and smell the fresh air! How beautiful this trip must have been.

Happy Blue Monday.

TYRA said...

Very creative and decorative mosaic, love colours, great blog very inspiring indeed./ Tyra

Fragrant and Tasty in Tyra’s Garden

Phil said...

Another great mosaic there Eileen. Your so right that the geese steal the show with their noise and spectacle. Out pink-feet aren't quite as bright to look at but they make up for it with their numbers and noise.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Eileen... those snowgeese are magnificent! You got some fabulous shots there.

Happy Blue Monday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope I remembered to say, Happy Blue Monday! I was thinking about the snow geese and wonder if they are migrating earlier than usual???

Riet said...

Wow beautiful photo's and beautiful mosaic Eileen/ Have a good week.

Dave said...

super photos and what a lovely place to be.

Joyful said...

Seeing a large gathering of birds is one of the great and simple pleasures in life.

Terie said...

These shots are so beautiful! I love watching birds in their natural habitat. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

What superb captures, Eileen! Like the others I love seeing the birds in their natural habitat! What a delight! Thank you so much for sharing the fun and the beauty with us today! And what a delightful look at a part of your world!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great ph0tos!love those birds! weekend getaway @ kenting

Babooshka said...

Lovely montage and so wonderful to see them in their natural surroundings.

Carver said...

Looks like the perfect day to be out and a great place for bird watching. Wonderful shots of the snow geese and other birds too.

Donnie said...

Great photos - I love your blue mosaics. Happy Blue Monday.

Shaylyn said...

wow! what a beautiful shots! :)

LV said...

You really out did yourself this time. Your post and blog both are outstanding. I enjoyed visiting and seeing all these great places.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds. So many of them all in one place.

lotusleaf said...

Great shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

How exciting it would have been to see all of these snow geese. Your photos are beautiful Eileen.

I have been hearing that La Nina will bring us a colder, wetter winter. Makes you wonder about the early migration.

I adore your header photo.

Hilda said...

So many geese! Absolutely fascinating. I've never seen so many birds in one area; but then I live in a bustling city, so that's hardly surprising. ;)

Fantastic photos, Eileen!

Eden said...

Fantastic captures, Eileen. Your pictures always beautifully captured. Love your mosaic too. Thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

You create such wonderful collages, nice presentation.

Elaine said...

I can understand why you like going to Bombay Hook. What a great variety of birds, and how exciting to see so many snow geese! Your mosaics are lovely, as usual.

NatureFootstep said...

I would love to see snowgeeze. But tehy don´t come to my corner of the world. :)

Denise said...

What a wonderful place to visit, so many super photographs, I loved them all Eileen. Thanks for sharing them.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Kay L. Davies said...

I was thinking it seemed early for snow geese, too, but I guess I was wrong.
Seeing so many must have really been a thrill. Thank you for sharing them, and your other beautiful photos, with us.

Kay, Alberta

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the look of the white birds against the blue.

Titania said...

Hi Eileen, a fantastic trip to a nature wonderland. I love to see the birds, like the snow geese coming together and it looks tremendous when they fly off together. It is of great importance to have nature reserves and protect them for ever. This area is truly a great place to see and observe so many different birds.

Evelyn said...

Love those geese pics.

The Early Birder said...

Whow ... masses of Snow Geese. Something I would love to see someday.