Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bombay Hook NWR


I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

I am sure some of you have already seen these images on my facebook page weeks ago.I have a few of my post scheduled ahead of time, this was from an earlier trip on Aug 5th, hubby and I went to Bombay Hook NWR, we drove the wildlife drive twice. We had to stay in the car during the whole visit, the skeeters and flies were horrible. So all my photos were taken from the car window.


Above the Orchard Oriole family seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.


A juvenile Orchard Oriole is waiting on the adult male for food.


The mosaic above has my favorite Green Heron on the top row and the bottom are the juvenile Little Blue Herons and a Great Blue Heron all seen at the Finnis Pool almost at the end of the wildlife drive at Bombay Hook NWR.


The Green Heron will always be one of my favorite herons. For our viewing enjoyment this Green Heron sat in the same spot for quite a while.



Above are the Great Egrets and some Snowy Egret along with the American Avocets.


My NF tree is decorated with Egrets and a couple of Tri-colored Herons. On this day the Egrets were the most common bird during our visit.

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday

Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

 Thanks to Mersad for hosting Through My Lens.

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Birds Wednesday

I hope you enjoyed our daytrip to the wildlife refuge. As always thank you for visiting my post and for the nice comments. Wishing everyone a happy Monday and new week ahead!

86 comments:

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful pictures of the Orchard Orioles (so beautiful) and the exciting Green Herons. Great pictures. Sorry you had bug troubles but it is that time of year. My friend politely reminded me to keep bug spray or repellant cream in my car's glove box so I'd have some when I was near swamps or marshes and mosquitos/no see ums. Have a pleasant coming week! Happy birding!

Blogoratti said...

What a splendid collection of photos, nicely done!

Mersad said...

Nature there is so varied and incredibly beautiful. If you like you can link up with the new edition of "Through My Lens". Link is below.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sue said...

Hi Eileen--love all the egrets in that tree--that must have been neat to come across.
Sorry you had troubles with the mosquitoes. They've been horrible here this year as well.
Have a good week

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I LOVE the shot of the egrets, reflected in the mirror-like water! You have so many wonderful birds around you... YAM xx

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e mosaicos para bem iniciar mais uma semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the way the Egrets decorate the tree Eileen and all your collages of birds rewonderful. Have a great wekk ahead.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen and Happy Monday to you.

What a lovely selection of photo's for us to look at and enjoy.
Shame there were too many skeeters and flies ... but your pictures have come out so well.

Take Care

All the best Jan

amanda peters said...

Great set of photos, love the shot of the Green Heron..
Amanda xx

Möwe von der Insel said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen!
And they are always a pleasure
to look at :))Just love the
one with the young ones waiting
for food :)

Have a happy and beautiful week!
Möwe

Tom said...

Great to see the Green Heron, years ago I saw one. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Lovelyladylinnaea said...

Wow! Beutiful birds and wildlife. I wouldnt know that these are taken inside the car. Have nice week!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful photos and mosaics, Eileen!
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you find beautiful critters

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

VERY nice photos and if taken from your car window I have a slight suspicion that your car is cleaner than mine :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of all these birds. Incredible, all done from the car !
Wow. So pretty.
Have a nice new week too.
Best regards, Synnöve

Lynne said...

Love the Orioles . . . juvies and older . . .
I wish mosquitoes and flies had never been invented . . .
Great photos Eileen!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Just beautiful. We have great blue herons here and I love them. We also get white egrets which are a lovely treat to see.

Crimson Kettle said...

Such good results through the window Eileen. Looks a great place to visit. x

Sandra said...

this place looks a lot like our swamps here. i love that last shot of the tree decorated with white birds.. to cool... we are fighting mosquitoes here because it was the wettest summer on record

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The green heron is very impressive. The white egret photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

rupam sarma said...

Truly beautiful
Greetings

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that egret tree! All beautiful photos , your car made a great blind! Thanks for braving the mosquito and fly storms .. You must have had to roll your windows down to get these clear beautiful images!

Mary Hone said...

They are all great. How pretty those Orioles are. And I love Herons, they are just....odd.

Snap said...

Bombay Hook must be a wonderful spot. Your images when you visit this area are always lovely. Love the heron tree! Happy Monday!

Linda W. said...

Great collection of bird photos! I especially like the green heron closeup.

Nancy Chan said...

A great collection of birds photos. My favourite one it the last one.

Debbie said...

all of these wonderful pictures are great for the meme's!! the trees in the first set had no leaves, that's odd for this time of year but perfect for your images!!!

what a great birding spot, the herons and egrets are amazing!!!!

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, great photos, as always...the small birds are my favorites.

Laura. M said...

Good series. I like the 2 and the last,
Happy monday Eileenin ;)
Besos.

Karen S. said...

All very lovely photos, you sure know how and where to find them!

Leora said...

What a delightful collection of birds, Eileen! I love how they congregate together. The orioles are striking.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds all around.

Sylvia said...

Eileen, Great bird shots, you must have a great lens. The green heron was cooperative, very good. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

DeniseinVA said...

Love that green heron and all those other birds. I had such a wonderful time at Bombay Hook, I really should go again.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The Orchard Orioles are so pretty, and Egrets always look very elegant and graceful to me. I dislike mosquito, too, Eileen. They always come after me with a vengeance!

Marie C said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the Green Heron especially!

Barbara Hale said...

Love your birds!

Amy Franks said...

oh I love those birds, the yellow one is so bright and colourful, hope you're having a great day :-)

Mary Ann Carter said...

Certainly enjoyed the ride through the Bombay NWR with you and hubby!! Great photos of the Orioles, Herons, Egrets and Avocets!! Thank you for the beautiful ride!! Mary Ann

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Like you, I like to combine memes to make life easier....I hope someday to see a green heron...what a beautiful bird. Have a great week my friend!

Our photos said...

Wonderful series !

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful birdie pics, Eileen. And I have to say "Bombay Hook" sounds like a beer I'd try at a tasting.
~

The Yum List said...

The diversity of wildlife is mindblowing. I wonder if there is an App that would recognise various species and identify them for people like me who know little?

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

looks so green. ( :

mick said...

That must be a fantastic place to visit if you can see and photograph all those birds from the car. Great photos and I especially like all those water birds with their reflections in the water.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It would seem we have green herons in Ontario from the talk the guy at the lavender farm gave so now I'm on a mission to see one here. My first was in Florida and of course always cute guys on your blog to enjoy.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Debby Ray said...

Awesome photos of these lovely birds. The last one is simply stunning!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful birds! love the watery scenes!

Gail Dixon said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many egrets on one tree! Your shot of the Green Heron is amazing and the Orioles were a treat. Lovely collection for the collages.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh you live near the best places to visit..I love the green herons but am not seeing them as often as previous years... Michelle

Linda H said...

Wow- awesome photos Eileen! Love the colorful orioles and the herons. You must have a very good telephoto lens to bring them in so close?

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots!

GreenComotion said...

Very cool photos, Eileen!
I think the Oriole not only has a great name, but also looks so pretty.
I take it the yellow one is the adult and the brownish one is the youngun.
Have a Beautiful Week!
Peace :)

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great images and collages, Eileen!

September Violets said...

Great photos Eileen! I too love the Green Heron, and you got some wonderful shots of such a special bird :)
Wendy

Sue in the Wood said...

Spectacular photos. Love the little green!

alp said...

Estupendas imágenes... Un saludo desde Murcia...

Weekend-Windup said...

Good collection of pictures. How many time we see the pictures it will not get bored...

diane b said...

An amazing collection. I love the green heron.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - really liked seeing the Avocets when I was in the US - nice to see some more.

Cheers - Stewart M - Jakarta (for this week!)

Mari said...

Your favorite heron poses handsomely. Those snowy egrets look angelic on those branches. Your post is always bounty with natural treasures.

EG CameraGirl said...

Green Herons are my favourite birds! I didn't get to see an Orchard Oriole this year! Boo Hoo!

Rose said...

I LOVE that egret tree! Makes me smile. But all the other shots are pretty wonderful, too! You get some of the best.

Bunda_nora said...

Hai... :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I find this is the best way to do blogging any more....as you say it saves time and gives us all a few more hours in the day beside visiting blogs and publishing.

Love all the images today...but I find a favorite in all of them, and that is the adult orchard oriole with the anxious feeding of the juveniles. Colorful image.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, the Orchard Oriole is one of my favourites.

Happyone said...

Wow what a lot of beautiful images. Enjoyed seeing all of them.

Andrea Priebe said...

I wish I could grow an Egret tree ... they seem to be abundant where you are, but we have had very few here this year. We used to have many, but not any more. Don't know why ... Love your pictures as always, Eileen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lots of fun, you have!!!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, sempre com belas fotos de lindas aves, a natureza é fascinante.
AG

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful wildlife photography ~ even from the car window!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. Your oriole shot is very intriguing. It seems that the young orioles look nothing like the adults, even down to their basic colouration. Your photos present a good learning toll for budding birders.

The Green Heron picture is an absolute winner - love it.

NatureFootstep said...

the egrets looks like large Magnolia flowers on the tree :) Love it.

Sweetday said...

Wow! I loves to capture birds. Unless I invest in a good camera. I will not be to do it at this moment. Nevertheless, it is always very enjoyable watching birds flying and moving around. :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

The Green Heron photo is especially wonderful, Eileen! We've only seen Green Herons a few times, and each sighting has felt like a gift. Your entire post, though, is spectacular!

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I did indeed see something pass by on facebook. The last few weeks I have not been on facebook. I had no time for drone.
These pictures are great that you host shows. I also enjoy very much there :-)

✿ chica said...

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beijos e obrigadão! chica

Hilde said...

beautiful pictures of wonderful creatures of nature!
Greetings from Hilde, visiting from Trees n Bushes.
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Ida said...

So many great birds. I love seeing all these different birds. - That last shot of the Egrets in the tree is super neat.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the egrets in the tree and the orchard oriole feeding its young

Karen said...

Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, I love the photo of the tree with all the egrets. That's spectacular!

Magia da Inês said...

❀ミ
É tão bom ver essas fotos lindas, é melhor ainda saber que ainda há tanta vida selvagem livre na natureza!...
Bom restinho de semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.

♡ه° ·.

Indrani said...

These are such wonderful pics. I liked the way you thoughtfully presented them for the different memes.

Mary Cromer said...

These are all so wonderful my friend and I think that presenting them for the different memes is so much easier and less time consuming in a single post. I have done it both ways and used to post a few times a week and I find it near impossible anymore, so one blog post a week it is for me, and catching the memes at the same time, then catching up is done for me on Thursday as best that I can~