Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bombay Hook NWR


I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

For this week's post I am sharing more scenery and birds from our Oct 12th visit to Bombay Hood wildlife refuge in Delaware..  I know I have been flip-flopping with different post from this getaway weekend.  We saw some beautiful fall colors, lots of birds and some flowers were still blooming.



Above are some of the birds we saw at Bombay Hook NWR were the Snowy Egret, Savannah Sparrows, Lesser Yellowlegs, American Avocets, Peregrine Falcon, Pintail Ducks, Snow Geese, Ruddy Ducks and the Belted Kingfisher.





 The fall colors seen at Bombay Hook, the red were gorgeous...



A Great Egret flies away, in the distance some red leaves poking out and on the top of the trees.



I thought these yellow flowers were pretty, nice to still see some blooms in October. I hope you enjoyed seeing more of Bombay Hook wildlife refuge..


As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!


86 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the colors are beautiful. love your birds, too. the savannah sparrows are cute and the kingfisher is plucky. :)

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo tudo! ótima semana! bjs,chica

Jo said...

Loved every bit of this post, Eileen.The birds are always interesting and the fall colors are really rich and warm. Have a great week. Jo

Willow said...

What a bevy of neat birds and foliage here today ~ I loved seeing the kingfisher as they are one of my fav birds !

Cindy said...

Wonderful colours Eileen, I see fall is still in your photos. As we drove through the grasslands of Saskatchewan all the fields are dried cut hay all the same colour and aside from the grain elevators the colour would have stayed the same.

Linda W. said...

Love the fall color shots! Autumn is a beautiful season.

Jane Strong said...

Well done mosaics keeping to a single theme in each one with nicely colored borders or background. I visited Bombay Hook once long time ago; your pics bring back good memories. I especially like the boardwalk with the fall colors and the great egret

Mama Zen said...

Such pretty shots, Eileen!

edenhills said...

These are such beautiful fall scenes! Looks like you had a great weekend away.

J said...

I love the sweetness of the Savannah Sparrows - and how nature protects them by coloring them the same soft brown as the brush they shelter in. Your photos are lovely!

Felicia said...

It looks like such a great place for a day trip and your images are so pretty.

Kerry said...

Your photos are a treat. Makes me want to go out bird-watching, although in the pouring rain we are having...maybe I'll just look at your pics. :)

Stephanie said...

Pretty mosaics!

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely photos, Eileen!
Have a nice week!

Magia da Inês said...

°.♪♬
Fotos deslumbrantes!!!

Bom domingo, amiga!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
°.♪♬♫彡

Bob Bushell said...

You make me so happy, all the birds, flowers, and everything. I love the mosaics too.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh the joy of accompanying you on a 'birding' jaunt would be heaven for me Eileen. The Bombay Wildlife Refuge is living up to it's name and purpose.
The snowy Egret are magnificent, such graceful birds.
The Autumn colours are gentle with pops of bright red and yellow!
A perfect day.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely birds and gorgeous fall scenery...who could ask for more!

I especially like the one of the field and the walkway of some sort stretching out ...lovely.

A Quiet Corner said...

The Kingfisher is my personal favorite and those tiny yellow flowers resemble an annua I have planted in my beds!!...:)JP

Mersad said...

Wonderful mosaics, and above all great images. Love the pier shot!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I recognize the kingfisher quite well, a female was diving in the pond for goldfish a few years ago.
I think the yellow wildflowers look like coreopsis, they sure are pretty.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen. You are my biggest supporter for visiting all the participants and I know they appreciate it as much as I do.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful wildlife refuge to see in autumn! Your photos colors are so bright and vivid --beautiful! I loved seeing the egret in flight and the tiny kingfisher is a bird i've never seen before!, Eileen

Nancy J said...

A lovely series Eileen, my favourite, the wee bird by itself with tall grasses, What a wonderful boardwalk too. Jean.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place!Wondefrul images and beautiful Autumn colours!Love the birds shots!Great captures!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Cloudia said...

Your posts, comments, and web presence are soul healing to me, and I'm very glad we met, pal!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous colors and lovely photography as always ~

Happy Week ahead for you >
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's such a great time to be outside...beautiful colors and migrating birds! Love your photos! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

Brian King said...

A beautiful place! Great variety of birds!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oh, love that second shot

Michelle said...

I do like seeing the Kingfisher!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the second one !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another great series of photos! Like the others, I love the Kingfisher. I see them here, but not enough for me!

I hope you've enjoyed this wonderful weekend we've been having!

Hannah said...

What a great place to see birds, and fall color. I always love to see the egrets, and the belted kingfisher is so cute, unless it is fishing in your backyard pond.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely photo of the Great Egret.....the weather looks beautiful,blue skies and blue water!

Have a great week,
Ruby

September Violets said...

This looks like a beautiful place to visit, and the birds obviously love it too :) Wendy x

Pat said...

It's a beautiful place. The colors show fall is the perfect time of year to visit.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

I love the vibrant colors, Eileen. Those reds just knock your socks off. And I am lusting for blue skies again now that our winter gray has arrived in Seattle!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great collages, Eileen.

The egret's wings look like a nun's hat!
~

The happy wanderer. said...

Your blog is always so beautifully presented. It's great to see the red of the leaves as its not something we see in Australia except where trees have been planted in gardens and properties.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos of birds, Eileen. You take such great pictures. It's so lovely to see the fall colour and all the birdlife.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

OOPS, it appears the blogosphere ate my first comment which basically said, Wow! to those stunning autumn colors! A beautiful post.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great mosaics of birds and the colors of Fall !! You did a great job - thanks for sharing.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photos! You share such a variety of wildlife and nature--such a treat!

Linda said...

There's something lyrical about the way you grouped these by color.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful post as usual Eileen. Loved all the birds and fall colours within the collages

Irma said...

Beautiful landscape with autumn colors, beautiful birds also lets you see again.
I wish you a very good new week, Eileen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Fall color ... Such deep beautiful reds. And all the great birds. I would love to bird there.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Your blog is amaizing.Photos are very great.You arefantastic photographer and you can capture the beaty of nature.

Gattina said...

Beautiful birds and flowers !

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my Eileen, these photos are spectacular! Happy week to you :)

Lynne said...

Great photos and a beautiful, sunny day too!

Lululiz said...

Fabulous photographs, your blog is such a feast for the eyes.

Cindy said...

I so enjoyed your post today and all the birds you get to take so many pictures of. I want to say the kingfisher is the bird in the bottom right hand corner with the long beak? I don't know but I would guess he would have to have this sort of attitude to fish. So much wildlife is just another way to enjoy what mother nature has to offer, thanks

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope I get to visit some of the places where you bird someday!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...beautiful, beautiful photos...love that walkway to nowhere!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, So nice to see the big numbers of birds and ducks! I especially like the little Ruddy Ducks. I miss seeing ducks often. We do have a few here in the Winter and I look forward to their arrival. Have an excellent day today!

Cranberry Morning said...

These are all so beautiful! And my favorite is that second mosaic. Gorgeous!

Chris Rohrer said...

What a lovely way to walk. Boardwalks in the autumn are my cup of tea. We have 1 or 2 here in AZ but they are too buggy to enjoy right now. As soon as the temps go down, they will be perfect to explore again. Have a great week!

Helma said...

Beautifully Eileen, you many birds but also your landscapes and colors of nature. I always find this very beautiful to see and take also of this:-) Have a nice week.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, Looks like you had a great trip to Bombay Hook NWR. Great photos of the birds and the Fall colors.

Can't wait to see your blog post from Shenandoah.

I published a cute blog today from our vacation in Cataloochee this past week. Check it out if you haven't yet.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ida said...

Great mosaics of the birds and the fall colors, those were so pretty.

Sylvia K said...

Glorious captures, Eileen!! Love your mosaics! So much beauty!! Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you have a great new week!!

Fun60 said...

Such colourful mosaics.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, adorei todas as fotos!
Aves lindíssimas e as flores amarelas uma graça! Adoro flores pequeninas do campo!
tenha uma boa semana!
Abraços,
Ailime

Valerie said...

A wonderful "outing" Eileen. Love that collage of the fall colours - so rich.

Leovi Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, love the autumn in the eyes of your camera.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

First the birds were heaven to see and then those shots of the foliage were jaw dropping.

mick said...

Beautiful! - the fall colors, the flowers and the birds! I lovely place for a visit and great photos.

thesegreenwoods said...

Beautiful images, the reds are gorgeous and so is the egret.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds, flowers and scenery.

Life Images by Jill said...

I always enjoy a good walk with you Eileen through your blog. Thank you for the wildflowers. Lovely.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by to say hi!

Al said...

Lovely fall colors - that's something I miss living at altitude. And a great variety of birds!

Holly Myers said...

Interesting place. May need to visit. Love the pics!

Debbie said...

You always share such a great varity of nature in your mosaics!! These are really beautiful images, you know I love those egrets!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful photos, as always, Eileen! Looks like a really nice place to spend an afternoon - the colors are gorgeous. I love the kingfisher - they are such amazing birds. xo Karen

stardust said...

Looks like you had a good time; all your photos show it. I especially like the bird photo in the second.

Yoko

diane b said...

I would love to walk along that boardwalk and see all those birds.

orchid Miyako said...

OH, what a colorful fall scene with mosaic(^_^)v I always admire your knowledge about birds, Eileen. 'Savannah Sparrow' is a gorgeous bird♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Mary Cromer said...

I think that I need to come there for a visit, you get the best stuff, always so beautiful and full of birds!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers with such lovely birds all around.

Marie said...

Great photos, Eileen! What a wonderful place to visit. Nice selection of birds, as always!

NatureFootstep said...

seesm like a birders dream. :)

Veronica Roth said...

Oh my goodness, that's a beautiful part of the world. I love the white egret. Oh, last summer I saw a pair in our village in Oxfordshire UK! Very unusual, but apparently they are making their way up from Africa. Amazing.

Bethany Carson said...

The snowy egrets are beautiful! I love all the gorgeous fall colors you captured!

Indrani said...

Wonderful collage. Great captures all.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Glorious. You've garnered a fine following. Good for you!

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