Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birding Bombay Hook NWR

On Saturday hubby and I drove to Delaware's Bombay Hook NWR. It is one of my favorite places for birding. We also wanted a good flat spot to see the Supermoon rise. We had a great day birding, we saw lots of ducks, three juvenile Eagles and one adult Bald Eagle. Since we stayed long enough to see the Supermoon rise and we also saw a beautiful sunset. These shots are all captured on my mosaic for Mary's Mosaic Monday.

Pictured below top left is the Northern Shoveler, on the top right are the Green Winged Teals, middle left is the juvenile Eagle, middle right is a tagged Snow Goose, bottom left are two GB Herons.


I love the colors on these Green-winged Teals.

Two juvenile eagles playing around


Bombay Hook sunset

The colorful Supermoon rising over Bombay Hook NWR



I hope you enjoyed my Bombay Hook photos and mosaic. Please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday to see more wonderful mosaics. Thanks to Mary for hosting and thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

51 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.I loved every image.I have had the privilege to see a Green-winged Teal on only a couple of occasions.What a beautiful bird!.
Blessings,Ruth

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a beautiful sunset to be outdone by a gorgeous supermoon! I enjoyed looking at your wildlife pictures too. Nice collage!

texwisgirl said...

We've been blessed to have some green-winged teals here last winter for a few days stopover with shovelers, ring-necks, and widgeons. They were wonderful! We get the blue-winged teals occasionally too!

Mary said...

Oh, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful images at MM. :)

ellen b. said...

Beautiful captures Eileen. I love to see and take photos of birds. Happy Spring to you!

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! The sunset is just gorgeous!!! Have a grand week!

EG Wow said...

WOW! You had a great day out birding! And the supermoon sure was super. :))

Carol said...

Super mosaic, love the birding pics, and especially the moon! Fantastic! That last shot is breathtaking, what a color!

A Garden of Threads said...

Fabulous photos. Enjoy the first day of spring:)

Snap said...

what a wonderful way to spend a day and a great place to be to see the moon. beautiful mosaics ... everything is stunning.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I had heard of sightings locally of the bald eagle. It has been almost lost to this area but is on the comback. I hope to see one of these majestic birds. V

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great birding day! And your supermoon shot is beautiful. Mine didn't turn out very well, no color or perspective to shoot -- but it was fun watching it anyway.

Sheila said...

Your mosaic is so beautiful and all the photos are fabulous. Thanks for sharing them!

Vee said...

What a beautiful day you enjoyed! Thank you for sharing it with us. The color on the ducks is pretty incredible. I'd love to have a scarf or something in those color combinations.

Cheri said...

Super birds shots and moon!!!!

Carolina Mts

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful photos, Ellen! That does look like a wonderful birding spot. I saw the same wonderful orange perigee moon yesterday ...it was so beautiful!

Harold Stiver said...

Great images!! I'm a big fan of Bombay Hook

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Eileen, Seeing a gorgeous sunset and that Super Moon almost at the same time had to be a fabulous experience... Bet you were as excited as I would have been!!!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful day you had, lots of lovely birds followed by a stunning sunset and the gorgeous Supermoon. You got some great photos Eileen, the last one is my favorite.

rainfield61 said...

I wonder what the snow goose is doing by holding a plate labelled R7CE.

yvettesblogs.com said...

Beautiful and stunning photo's, a wonderful spot!
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LindyLouMac in Italy said...

As a participant in Monday Mosaic this week I am doing some blog hopping and enjoying viewing all the beautiful contributions. What beauty the birds and the full moon have.

Phil said...

Some really nice images there Eileen especially the sun and moon, not to mention all those Green-winged Teal - a rarity over here

Calling Ravens said...

Gorgeous photos and mosaic as usual! Sounds like a wonderful time!!

Elaine said...

A beautiful mosaic, and your sunset and moonrise photos are gorgeous!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Super moon, super pictures, super birds and waterfowl, and a super photographer! Have a very super evening and another equally super day tomorrow!

~✿~Icy BC said...

Absolutely wonderful series of photos, Eileen! Gorgeous sun set images!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Amazing photos! You got a great photo of the moon...wasn't it glorious? And we love bird watching! Yesterday we saw 3 eagles soaring together! We are always in awe! ♥

Ambika said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen!! Loved the teals especially..

Pondside said...

What a gorgeous shot of the moon!
I love to visit the Esquimalt Lagoon to watch the waterfowl. You were lucky to see the two young eagles!

diane b said...

great mosaic and i love the orange moon. The header is fabulous too.

Kerri said...

FANTASTIC! Looks like a wonderful place - and your pictures are magnificent!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi again Eileen, I was just now looking again at the blog post here and decided that you should print up that photo of the super moon rising that you have chosen as the header today. That particular photo would make a nice poster, wouldn't it? It would also make a nice note card. Wonderful! Have a really good day today!

wildlifewatcher said...

I am going to say also that the sunset would be an equally nice picture to print with regard to a poster and card - sorry for the minor error in my last comment. Both are very very beautiful photos.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindíssimas imagens!Parabéns!

Denise said...

A superb collection of photos Eileen. This NWP sounds like a great place to spend some time. The rising moon photos were stunning, including your header shot.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous, wonderful photos!

Indrani said...

Excellent photo coverage.
I like your red super moon.

bettyl said...

You find the best birds to photograph!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your mosaic is beautiful..the super moon is gorgeous!! I have a few I haven't uploaded but I doubt they came out nearly as nice..me and moon shots lately (sigh). Very lovely Eileen~

DoanLegacy said...

Your mosaic shows the best of nature, and so joyous to see!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a way to spend a day! Wow!

Martha Z said...

It looks like you had a great day birdwatching and skywatching.

Chris Petrak said...

Like you, I love the colors on the green winged teal - handsome, delicate little duck.

Coy said...

Beautiful images Eileen. Bombay Hook must be a great place to visit. thanks for sharing.

Seldom do the N shovlers & GW teal stray into the places I frequent; its nice to see that they are out there.

Diann said...

Great photos Eileen! And I really like the photo of the mooon.

AVCr8teur said...

You saw a wide assortment of birds and you saw a beautiful sunset to top it off.

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful photos,Eileen!Thanks for sharing them!

Al said...

Great photos, it looks like a beautiful place. I love all the birds.

Sara Chapman said...

Sunsets and birds! So beautiful. Love that header sunset.

NatureFootstep said...

the teals are really gorgeous. We have them but I never come close to them. Great shots all of them. :)