Friday, November 16, 2012

Bombay Hook NWR, Nov 11

I am linking up with  Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.

 Last weekend hubby and I drove to Bombay Hook NWR for just the day. This wildlife refuge in Delaware is one of my favorite ones to visit next to Edwin Forsythe in NJ. For just a day trip Delaware is much closer to Maryland than New Jersey. We enjoyed the woodland walk and boardwalk and driving the wildlife drive.

These are just a few of the birds we saw: Great Blue Heron, lots of Carolina Wrens and Yellow Rump Warblers and a few Northern Harriers, Canada Geese and various ducks. I was surprised to still see some beautiful Autumn colors.

Yellow Rump Warbler, there were lots of these birds all over the refuge.


One Carolina Wren said to the other quick turn your head its that lady with the camera.


 We climbed the tower to see this pretty and colorful reflection. The weather was perfect and a big plus... there were NO BUGS.


A fair distance away is one of the few Northern Harrier's we spotted along the drive. But, even the bird is far away I still like the scene.


I am not sure why but for some reason I thought the beak on this Great Blue Heron  looked longer that what I am used to seeing. Maybe it is the shadow of the grasses on the beak?



Above is a large flock of Canada Geese and maybe some Northern Shovelers, Black Ducks and Mallards.
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Bombay Hook to see the birds. The scenery is pretty too, we enjoyed the day.

 To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day  and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.  Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.

56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd to last photo is just wonderful! pretty, pretty, pretty.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen. Sounds like you all had a wonderful day.. Bombay Hook is a special area I'm sure...

Love the Fall colors and the reflections...

YES---that heron does have a long beak....????

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos . . . the reflections so lovely.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Great captures Eileen. I suspect the shadows from the grass are giving the Heron's beak a different coloration and perspective. Nevertheless, it's an awesome capture.

Marie said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Great shots of the different birds and the views!

Sue said...

You really are fortunate to have such pretty places to go to. Lovely!

Chloe G said...

I think the heron's beak is probably an optical illusion: the angled blade of grass is accentuating it. Very nice photos, I especially like the camera-shy one! Beautiful detail of his plumage even if his face is hidden!! Have a great weekend x

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas, alegra os olhos passar aqui! beijos,chica

confusedmind said...

Great photos , beautiful colors!!
An another magical journey from you!
Have a happy weeend!

Kerri said...

LOVE your birdies - and the autumn scenes are just magnificent!!

Friend of HK said...

The reflections are very pretty!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Gorgeous photos!!Fantastic plases!And so lucky seeing those beautiful birds!Thanks for sharing them!!
Wishing you a lovely weekend my dear!
Dimi..

Snap said...

Gorgeous, Eileen! Bombay Hook looks like a very special place. I love Great Blue Herons. The Autumn colors and reflections are lovely. Happy Critter Day!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the surroundings, and the Wrens, so funny.

Pam :) said...

I chuckled at what the wren said about you, Eileen. These beautiful scenes and birds make me miss living in the north in the fall.
Enjoy your weekend :)

Misty DawnS said...

Great photos. Look like a successful trip! Love that photo of the tree reflection.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous photos of birds and fall colors! Have a wonderful weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a great area to visit!!! And such fabulous bird photos Eileen. Thanks for taking us along.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Eileen
Beautiful photo series showing.
Really like the picture of the heron.
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Andrea said...

Hello Eileen, thanks for appreciating some of my shots! It is not often that seasoned photographers appreciate them, LOL. Those reflections i love so much, but that second shot, why is the top bird stepping on the other bird's neck? Is it real or just because of the distance!

Tiago Braga said...

Very good report, great photos =)
Love the nature and the animals

ladyfi said...

Wonderful autumn colours and a graceful heron!

Happyone said...

Wonderful beautiful photos. The blue sky in the first picture is so blue and so pretty.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Eileen! I really liked the walk with you in your beautiful surroundings , captured in your excellent photos! Thank you! Isn't autumn a beautiful season?!

DeniseinVA said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit, so many beautiful photos, thanks Eileen. Have a great weekend!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place, very scenic.

Calu said...

Hi Eileen,
que deleite para os olhos e para a alma vermos paisagens tão magníficas.A terceira foto é a minha preferida neste painel.
Parabéns pela participação.O Green Day é agregador.

Obrigada pela gentil visita.
Bjos,
Calu

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the best birding spots in the world I swear! The scenery is spectacular this time of year too.

Felipa Monteverde said...

Que belas fotos, ver estas imagens alegra o dia! Tenha um bom fim de semana, beijo

Phil said...

looks like another one of your fabulous days out with lovely blue skies Eileen. That harrier sure looks in the right environment for a spot of gliding over the landscape. Have a great weekend - Saturday evening here already.

Mama Zen said...

Such pretty shots!

Anni said...

Eileen, again, I'm here to send along my thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week.

Montanagirl said...

A wonderful set of perfectly beautiful photos! Very nice work.

AVCr8teur said...

Fall colors are definitely making it to your neck of the woods. You aren't seeing things, the Great Blue Heron's beak does look longer than normal.

Indrani Ghose said...

Grand feel of autumn in these.

betchai said...

wonderful reflection photo in the 2nd to the last one, your wildlife are always very inspiring, you are so blessed to be always out and enjoy these scenery.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The heron's beak made me look twice but I think you're right about that shadow causing an illusion.

Eden said...

What a lovely place! Great shots. Love the reflections too.

Remei said...

Tiene un blog maravilloso.
La naturaleza es excepcional.
Estos paisajes son parecidos a mi hábitat, en Valencia, España, hay un lugar llamado Albufera que vive en armonía con aves, humanos y lagunas de agua dulce...
Maraviloso!

Un abrazo.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots, I loved especially the Carolina Wren. You also found some great reflections with the fall foliage.

Dianne said...

I love herons, they're so regal and graceful

the fall colors and reflections are beautiful

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a lovely place to go birding!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i LOVE all these pictures eileen!! the birds...the scenery...the reflections...the Fall colors! wow!!

i especially like the shadows dancing across the Great Blue Heron!!

happy sunday!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah! You still have some reds and rusts on your trees! Love the heron. Would you believe I actually saw and photographed a heron here yesterday? Seems like it ought to have left for the south a while ago.

phylliso said...

Your photos belong on a calendar or in a mag,the autumn views are breathtaking.
The wrens are so fast!I had a hard time getting them to pose for the camera yesterday.
Thank-you for sharing,someday I`d like to get out of my comfort zone to photograph different birds that I don`t see here,phyllis

My Little Home and Garden said...

This makes me want to take a walk in one of the local conservation areas. Meanwhile, I put some seed in the birdfeeder for the first time this season.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely scenes. The reflections are beautiful.

Jen said...

I laughed out loud at the caption on your wren shot... Beautiful fall colors!

Redgannet said...

Hi Eileen, I have met your wrens. They wait, posing provocatively while I get the camera out, check the settings, line it up, get the picture framed, but as soon as the camera focusses, voomph, gone.

Ken Schneider said...

What a beautiful place! Getting those wrens to sit still is a challenge.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Amazing Autumn pictures with clever birds and wonderful colors in the trees. Beautiful landscape too. Have a nice Sunday, Eileen.

Rohrerbot said...

Oh wow! You go to some of the best places:) That Carolina Wren shot is awesome. I have never seen one before. If you ever come to AZ down in Tucson, let's all of us go for a hike. Enjoy the cool cool temps. I've been so happy that the hot sun is gone now. It has made it hard to be on the computer:)

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shots, Eileen :)
Thanks for your visit.

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Tammie Lee said...

so much autumn beauty, lovely. thank you!

Jill c",) said...

The two last picture, the color and landscape where amazing!

:)