Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bombay Hook Skies

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I am sharing some more images from our Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.. I have some sky shots for my Skywatch Friday post and some fences for Tex's Good Fence meme.. I can not go anywhere without looking for fences now..And it is an added bonus if a bird is perched on the fence..



I like this Snowy Egret shot perched on a small bit of fence with the diamonds sparkling behind the egret..



A couple of Snowy Egrets perched on a Bombay Hook fence, they were busy preening..



 While we were on the wildlife drive I noticed a large flock of Snow Geese..The photo is a pretty sky shot.


 A closer look at the Snow Geese..


The boardwalk trail at Bombay Hook, looking back at the sky and some pretty Autumn trees.


Another sunset capture over one of the Bombay Hooks freshwater pools..  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. I am looking forward to seeing your skies and some great fence shots.. 


As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments. Sorry, I am not able to send thank you emails for your comments, working full time and blogging takes up a lot of time lately.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences



Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

86 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the Egrets sitting on the fences and the last shot is stunning.

ulla laiho said...

The Egrets are very beautiful as well as the sunset!

Sue said...

That sunset shot is really nice, Eileen.

Phil Slade said...

The boardwalk looks so inviting Eileen. And the Snowy Egrets on that fence are just perfec.

Stunning sunset too. It is so peaceful looking it makes me just want to sit there with a sundowner until the sky is pitch black.

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous photos Eileen. Those snow geese shots are spectacular!

The happy wanderer. said...

Your migrations are impressive - all those geese! That last photo is beautifully peaceful, so nice to see.

✿ chica said...

Tudo lindo e adoro ver a revoada dos pássaros! bjs, chica

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those egrets sure can balance themselves! And I love those autumn trees.

Töyhtötintti said...

Eileen,
so nice photos of Snowy Egret!
Herons are always so great birds. I like them.

Anu

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful shots and love that last sky photo, wow!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Lovely Autumn images!Like the shots with the Egret and the beautiful sunset!Gorgeous pictures!Have a happy day!
Dimi...

magnoliasntea said...

What a nice place to visit! Love those bird shots, Eileen. The snow geese formation is very cool, and the one-legged egret ;) is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing - have a great day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

So gorgeous.

I think it's impossible to get a bad shot of a Snowy Egret. I wish I saw them more often down this way, but Great Egrets are gorgeous too.

You know I love clouds.

Mersad said...

I would so want to visit that little forest from the 5th photo. What an amazing location.

Mersad

ladyfi said...

So very pretty!

September Violets said...

Oooooo ... I like that shot of the snow geese! What a wonderful sight that must have been in person :) Wendy x

Sandra said...

that sunset is wonderful and i like the two egrets on the fence. they are beautiful birds..

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic lake.. Nice pics.. Cheers..

Marie said...

Adorable egrets (standing on one foot seems to be preferred! :-) ) and fences. beautiful skies with the geese, and I love that last shot!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome skies and wetlands area! your comment about constantly being on the look-out for fences made me smile - so very true! :) thanks, eileen!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, that sunset is gorgeous with the reflections on the water. Love the pair of Egrets on the fence.

Debbie said...

those egrets are always my favorites, i spend have my life chasing them!!

the flight shots are really spectacular!!!

Debbie said...

i forgot to comment on the last image, it is a beauty!!!

Bethany Carson said...

The egrets are beautiful, and I especially liked the reflections in the sunset photo!

Mascha said...

Stunning photos, my absolute favorit is the first wirth the lightspots.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The snowy egret is very beautiful. I like your last photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

Karen S. said...

Oh gosh they are so lovely, I nearly forgot to check out your fence! Very nice.

Cindy said...

Absolutely an amazing shot Eileen, of this Egret on the fence post with sparkling in behind. I almost don't head out looking for fence or wildlife, just images to attract you to visit me. Ha ha ha, I think I could come close with sunset but not wildlife, enjoyed

Irma said...

Great photos, Eileen,
The egrets and sunset are absolutely fabulous.

Andrea Priebe said...

Your first Egret is quite the acrobat ... I can't imagine being able to balance myself on one foot atop a small fence post ... it would be a disaster, I guarantee it :)

As for the rest of the pictures, they are perfect and this is surely a beautiful spot to visit. I did, indeed, enjoy your post.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the egret!

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - These are wonderful photos, and what a beautiful place to visit! I especially like the first photo with the Egret balancing on one leg.

Ida said...

Enjoy post.
The Egrets on the fences are so pretty.
Occasionally Snow Geese fly through our area, they are cool to see.
Loved that boardwalk shot and the lovely sunset.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A snow egret surrounded by orbs!
~

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, fotos fabulosas! Adorei ver as garças empoleiradas! As aves esvoaçando proporcionam um espectáculo lindíssimo!
Abraços,
Ailime

Ruth Kelly said...

Those last two photos are such a contrast but both beautiful.

Cranberry Morning said...

I would love to visit there. The egrets and scenery are beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I know what you mean about seeing fences...especially ones with birds on them. ;))

Felicia said...

So pretty Eileen, love number 4 & 5

carolann said...

They stole the fences to perch but better yet they stole the Show. Very pretty, fluffy and interesting. Perfect timing on your Thursday good fence day.

Adam Tilt said...

Great bird shots and some lovely scenery.

Happyone said...

Oh wow that last picture is beautiful. I miss my lake I used to walk around.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

I love a pretty all white bird / so so pretty! graceful usually! ( :

HansHB said...

A lovely sky in your photos!
Well done!

Betsy Adams said...

My favorite shot today is the first one... Love the Snowy Egret....He's standing on one leg--as they do so much.

Bombay Hook looks like a great place to visit during any/every season...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures, beautiful birds and lovely skies!! Isn't it great to find them all in the area you're visiting!! I love it!! The egret is one of my favorite birds!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty, Eileen! Have a lovely weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful place.

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots of the egrets! I really like that boardwalk! Gorgeous!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the 1st & 2nd photos: these birds are really white !

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Love the sky shots and the last water shot is so peaceful!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Egrets, I love 'em.

Pat said...

Love the flying geese.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning - ever single one of them. Love the migrating flocks.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

So beautiful. It is amazing how the different memes make us see things we didn't notice before. I don't exactly LOOK for fences, but I see them more often. Also critters, also sky ... etc.

(And I am in awe that you can work full time and blog as beautifully as you do. In awe and more than grateful!)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Really great shots of the egrets and the snow geese! Its been so long since I've seen either one of them. I've got to get out more! :-)

I hope you're doing well, and I hope you have a good weekend!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I always enjoy your pics. I love the snowy egrets.

Stephanie said...

I adore that boardwalk shot!

Cloudia said...

That's a marvelous place, E. Thanks



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

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Another enjoyable post, Eileen! I always love seeing the birds you encounter and the scenic places you visit.

Thanks for stopping by to comment on my fence and gates.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lindy

Linda said...

Lovely shots! I never tire of seeing geese fly.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos, Eileen! That boardwalk looks like a wonderful area.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Spectacular view of the snow geese in flight and beautiful light in the last scenic landscape.

Crafty Green Poet said...

The first shot is amazing! Lovely to see all the geese flying in

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful photos with beautiful views, I really like the bird in the first!

Lynne said...

VIEWS . . . yum!

Hazel said...

Is the egret standing on just one leg? Cutie!

rainfield61 said...

The large flock of Snow Geese form a great piece of artwork.

Carver said...

Beautiful sequence of shots. The snowy egrets are gorgeous.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful place - sometime I hope to go there. Love the sky shot with the flock of Snow Geese, and also the pictures of those beautiful Snowies! Have a great weekend!

My name is Riet said...

I always love to come here and look at your beautiful bird photo's Eileen. I love the birds in flight, Have a nice weekend

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love them, but the diamonds are striking!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Eileen, this post is extraordinary!! Wow.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sure are pretty "Egrets". Nice pond photo with a sky photo as a back ground.

Coffee is on

Betty Manousos said...

the egrets are such beautiful birds, eileen. photographed very nicely.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love the egrets on the fences! And that snow geese shot is just wonderful. Always love seeing your gorgeous posts. Have a great weekend, Eileen! xo Karen

Charlene N.K. said...

The egrets are so beautiful! And the geese in flight are a delightful sight!

Al said...

That looks like a lovely nature reserve - I love all those geese!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello Dearest Eileen; What an AWESOME Snowy Egret picture♡♡♡ The diamonds sparkling is amazing and great shots of autumn
and sky scene☆☆☆

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

Gattina said...

Beautiful sky pictures ! I love the flying birds in it !

thomas said...

Love the boardwalk shot

Barb said...

You've shared some gorgeous images of fall, Eileen! How lucky to see the snow geese flying in formation. The boardwalk shot draws my eye - a beautiful place for a walk.

Mridula said...

I wonder why the place is called Bombay Hook? There is a city in India named Bombay which has been renamed Mumbai!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots again, I specially like the geese in the sky.

Laloofah said...

Beautiful images, Eileen! That sunset evokes such a feeling of tranquility, I can only imagine how peaceful it must have been to experience it in person! The sight and sound of those big flocks of Snow Geese overhead - oh my, how thrilling that must be! The boardwalk trail looks like a delightful nature hike - such pretty fall colors! But my favorite is that first photo - the snowy egret with the diamond glints sparkling on the water behind her… breathtaking!!

Helma said...

Your photos of the skies are truly formidable Eileen. The colors and clouds make these pictures really beautiful to see. Are Your little white heron is also quite nice.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! I love the one of the grouchy looking egrets.