Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bombay Hook, Delaware

December 12, 2013

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

Wow, I can not believe this is my 700th post...

After working full time during the week I really look forward to the weekends. It is my time to go birding, do some skywatching and just about whatever I want. So, it is time to share my skies for Skywatch Friday and some more birds for NF Winged. These are more shots of birds from Delaware and the skies as we headed home.




We saw some huge flocks of Snow Geese while driving around Delaware.



Here is the flock of Snow Geese seen at Bombay Hook NWR.



A pretty scene and sky at Bombay Hook NWR.
 


Not the best shot but probably one of my only American Kestrel photos.



 I do not like the utility poles, but since we were on the road while the sun was setting I had no choice.


The sky as we were almost home from our overnight trip to Maryland-Delaware shores.



It was a gorgeous and colorful sunset, we just had to stop and take a couple of photos. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

I am looking forward to seeing you join in on my new MEME called Saturday Critters..early Saturday Morning..join in on the party and post your cute critters.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

78 comments:

Beth Edwards said...

i love the 2nd shot & really, really enjoy the sun shots too. ( :

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of the landscape, the birds and the Sunset. Amazing colors !
Best regards, Synnöve

Phil Slade said...

700 posts and working full time! You are so dedicated to blogging and birding Eileen. A fantastic picture of all those Snow Geese - I'd love to get out there and experience them as a change from all our pinkfeet.
Have a great weekend ahead, I'm looking forward to 701.

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful skies, and I really like your Kestrel shot- beautiful!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!! Congrats for your 700th post!!!!Wonderful pictures!!Great shots of the birds, the beautiful sunset and the gorgeous skies!!Amazing landscapes!!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a lovely day!!I hope it's warm now!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen also your blogphoto!

The happy wanderer. said...

Congratulations on your 700th post - I'm just working towards 100! I really like the photo of the Snow Geese. It looks like a great birding area.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that flock of Snow Geese is HUGE! Very beautiful.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, amazing to see all those snow geese

Lynne said...

Congratulations on 700 posts . . . I hope others enjoy you as much as I do.

Beautiful skies Eileen . . .

On the local news last evening i caught the tail end of a report on a Snowy Owl sighting . . . I thought immediately of you. (I will check for more information.)

Montanagirl said...

Very nicely done. They're all pretty, and I really like the second and third shots with the grasses in the foreground. The Sky shots are gorgeous too!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome winterish scenes! the flock is amazing. i love the opening shot - looks like stitches sewn into the sky. :)

ladyfi said...

What glorious skies!

Linda W. said...

Lovely sunset photos!

George said...

I really like the 'vees' of geese in your first photo -- it's a great capture. The sunset pictures are gorgeous -- I love the color of the sky.

Irma said...

Beautiful scenery of the sunset is really quite amazing.
Congratulations on the 700th post on your blog.

Gail Dixon said...

The number of geese in that second shot is astounding! Always enjoy your sunset photos; you seem to get some glorious colors wherever you go. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Oh, coming back to say that kestrels are extremely difficult to shoot. I think you did well!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous photos. We have gigantic flocks of snow geese here all winter - they are amazing. I love the sky with so much color.

Mersad said...

Congrats on the 700th. After just crossing the 500th myself, I can appreciate all that you put into sharing your lovely images. And you really choose great ones for this celebratory post!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow, the number of these geese is impressive!
How great to see so many at once!
And that sunset is gorgeous!
Cheerio, keep well

Debbie said...

Congrats on 700 entries!! Working full time, birding, also a full time job, and maintaining this blog must be like having three full time jobs!!

Gorgeous images of the sky, it has just been gorgeous lately!!

Jen Sanford said...

Awesome goose flocks!!!

Linda Gross said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow geese!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, lots of snow geese! We usually see a lot of them around our neck of the woods this time of year. Congrats on 700 posts!

Ela said...

Really wonderful pictures.
Such a spectacular red sky.
Greetings

NatureFootstep said...

wow, thats a lot of snowgeese. I would have love seeing that. :)

Merlesworld said...

Wonderful sunsets.
Merle......

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lovely photos! The snow geese are awesome in their formations. And the colors of the sunset--stunning!

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats on 700 posts. That's awesome.. I always enjoy your posts!!!!

WOW--that is a HUGE group of Snow Geese… Did you count them???? ha ha ha

Beautiful sky too.
Hugs,
Betsy

HansHB said...

Beautiful serie of sky.photos!

Pat said...

Awesome shots, Eileen

Small City Scenes said...

Your sunset looks like our sunrise this morning. Very pretty red.

MB

Sylvia K said...

Glorious, colorful skies and terrific captures, Eileen, as always! Love the "Vs" of geese!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!

Lew said...

Beautiful sunset! I love the formation of the geese.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful skies -- absolutely wonderful color. And amazing all those snow geese! Wow, you didn't have to go to Bosque Del Apache to see them did you? (They were one of the reasons we loved that place so much, because we had never seen them before.)

Photo Cache said...

congratulations on the 700th post. what a milestone.

Bob Bushell said...

Only Swan Geese, wow, lovely sunset. And what about the sunset, brilliant Eileen.

genie said...

We spent Thanksgiving in Chestertown, but the picture taking left lots to be desired. No pretty sunsets and I saw NO geese. That is a first. Love your shots of them. That formation is awesome.

DeniseinVA said...

How exciting to see all those snow geese and coming across that beautiful Kestrel. Enjoyed these immensely. Thanks Eileen and have a great weekend.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful skies, birds and magical wonderful photography ~ thanks carol, xxx

Karen said...

Oh my, 700 posts, congratulations! Lovely shots and what a huge flock of geese!

Rajesh said...

Terrific captures. The red sky is gorgeous.

lina@women tips said...

700 posts is a great achievement, Eileen. You're working full time too!
Salute!
The colors in the sky look stunning.

Stephanie said...

I was going to say that the second and third image are spectacular but all your shots are spectacular. My personal favorite is the second and third one.

Indrani said...

Beautiful skies and equally amazing bird shots!

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

The geese formation in the first photo makes me laugh - how do they keep themselves in line like that?!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen, and congrats on #700!

Linda said...

So many birds!!! And the sunsets are gorgeous.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on the 700 posts Eileen.

You captured some gorgeous skies. My favorite is the first one with the geese in formation. It almost looks like they have a double 'V'.

Gunilla Bäck said...

That's a lot of geese. I love the colours in the sunsets. Have a great weekend!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Superb series of sky shots. Snow geese flying in symmetric formation is incredible !

Lea said...

Lovely sunset, and I especially like the birds in the sky (first photo)
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Stewart M said...

The flocks of geese look wonderful - I'd like to see them one day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful sky shots again, Eileen.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Katarina said...

Amazing shots! All of them!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredibly gorgeous skies Eileen. And the Kestrel image is outstanding.

Helma said...

Many birds Eileen, but also beautiful skies!
Brilliant colors. I know what it's like working fultime and then are free on weekends. I have irregular shifts so should also work on weekends than during the week but got free again :-)
Great weekend,

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Oh there is nothing like getting outside with nature with your camera. I love all the shots. I quit worrying about telephone poles a long time ago. They are everywhere.

diane b said...

The flock of snow geese are amazing. Great sky too. The poles actually add depth to the photo.

rainfield61 said...

And I also cannot believe that this is the sixth winter I have seen in the blogosphere.

And so are your birds.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Congrats on #700 Eileen, that is awesome! Love those sunset shots, the pink is spectacular. Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier. Happy Friday!

My name is Riet said...

Your sky shots are amazing Eileen. The colors are so beautiful. Have a nice weekend

Gattina said...

Very beautiful pictures ! I love the flock of geese !

Icy BC said...

That's a big flock of birds, and your sky colors are beautiful!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love to see flying geese...and I especially love the sound they make.Those skies are awesome,lucky you for being there!

Happy Weekend!
Ruby

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures.. Congrats..

Carver said...

These are all great shots. The bird formation in the first shot is fantastic and the colorful skies are so vibrant at the end.

Brian King said...

Love the flight shot of the geese! That's awesome!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your skies. And yes, we need the electricity, but the poles are terrible!

Betty Manousos said...

what a fabulous scenery! what amazing fiery skies!
these are all terrific shots!
it is always a treat to come here and see your photos, eileen!

xo

Red Nomad OZ said...

Congratulations on 700 posts! Wow - that's an awesome achievement!! I love your American kestrel shot - and the utility poles just MAKE the sunset shot (in my opinion)!! HAve a great weekend!

Mary said...

Absolutely amazing shots of the birds, landscape and sunsets! So beautiful! The bird formation is impressive!

Zandarmid Photography said...

Good shots. I particularly like the bird ones. Wow, you get large flocks over there...

Laloofah said...

WOW!!! What birds! What a sunset (even with the utility poles!) Terrific captures, Eileen - thank you for sharing them! I can't get over all those snow geese - I can only imagine how that must have sounded! Wonderful.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing capture of the birds in flight formation in the first photo. And the skies are so rich and vibrant with colour. Beautiful.

thomas said...

Love those flock formation flying.

acreativeharbor.com said...

What an exquisite 1/2 year Review ~ many 'smashing' photos ~ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you ~ carol, xxx