Thursday, September 3, 2015

More Bombay Hook NWR


I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

Hello, I am sharing more images from our daytrip to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. I have some fence scenes with the birds and some sky shots starting with our sunrise.


Before leaving on our outing I saw a pretty pink sunrise and the moon setting over our house.



Now, we are at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware enjoying a Glossy Ibis skywatch.




A pretty sky, white puffy clouds and Egrets everywhere.


An Egret fence, I believe most of them are the Great Egrets. Except I cut off a Great Blue Heron on the right side of the photo.


Another view of the Egret fence with the Great Blue Heron crashing their party.


Sorry these are not the best photos taken thru my car window but above is a Great Blue Heron perched on a fence near the Finnis Pool, Bombay Hook NWR.


It really was an Egret day, the few dark spots in the grasses are the Glossy Ibis, click for a larger image and better view.


And last but not least is the moon taken on Aug 7th.  I hope you enjoyed my fence and sky shots and the birds of Bombay Hook NWR. Thanks in advance for stopping by and for your nice comments.

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

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

93 comments:

✿ chica said...

Maravilha de céus, pássaros e lua! ADOREI! Ótimo dia, tudo de bom,chica

Margaret Adamson said...

So many Egrets in that area and of course a fabulous Moon shot Eileen

A Quiet Corner said...

With all those Egrets and Herons, you had to be smiling, Eileen...I know I would be!!!...:)JP

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I rather like the 'drive by' photos; as if we are with you in the car! I like, also, that in each part of the earth, we all see a different area of the moon - that is a super shot! YAM xx

Lynne said...

I always enjoy your photos . . .
A great Egret posting . . .
And wonderful morning moon, and banana one too . . .

Cranberry Morning said...

I always love your beautiful and peaceful bird photos. That moon shot makes me hungry for cheese! ;-) Have a wonderful Thursday, Eileen.

Paula said...

I do like your fence and sky shots, very pretty.

Tom said...

Flocks and flocks and flocks!

Mascha said...

Wow, you have seen so many egrets... but the greatest is the moon!
Enjoy yout late summer time

(By the way: my watching dog called "feedjit" shows me your vistit today from Sugarland - Texas.. never heard about it, but Sugarland, that must be very yummy ;-) )

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful sky and fence shots. The Egrets and Heron was a great capture all in one spot. Always enjoy your moon shots. This is wonderful.
Happy September! cm

magnoliasntea said...

Glory be, it doesn't get much better than blue skies and birds. Great shots.
Have a wonderful day!

Linda W. said...

I really like your first photo of the colored sky.

Tanya Breese said...

all those white egrets in the grass almost looks like a cotton field! have a great day!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

So many of them!!! That must have been beautiful to see.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

herons and egrets are majestic no matter where they perch, huh.

DeniseinVA said...

Loved those sky photos. The egrets and the heron are super. It would be very exciting to me to see so many egrets in one place. That last moon shot was beautiful too! Have a great day Eileen :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

Must be great fishing for so many egrets to congregate there!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Drive-by shootings! There's a knack to them!!! :-)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yours are fabulous!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow I love the pictures of the Egrets and Herons. It's funny to see them all perched on the fence. The sky shots are pretty- love that pink morning sky!

Christine said...

Wow! What a fantastic moon photo, Eileen!
I love the egrets in amongst the long grass like bolls of white cotton!
Have a great day!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous sky shots!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"How nice of the humans to put this convenient perching fence in our marsh!"

- the Egrets
~

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I agree with Yamini that the drive-by photos make it feel like we're with you in the car! I love your ibis skies and the egret fences. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Jo

Sue said...

I've never seen so many egrets in one place. That must have been exciting!

Linda Kay said...

We really do need to take the time to look up, Eileen. Thanks for sharing your sky shots and the fences.

Mary Hone said...

Love those. The sky is such a fantastic color.

September Violets said...

What an amazing place to be able to see so many egrets and herons! I've not heard of glossy ibis before. You must have enjoyed your day!
Wendy

Rose said...

I love that Egret fence...when I see the long-legged wading birds perched on fences it strikes me so funny. No matter how many times I see it. I sometimes wonder how they balance their big body on the long skinny legs.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, that's a lovely blue sky with white clouds and the white spots of Egrets everywhere! Love the Egret fence with the Great Blue Heron too.

Ida said...

The pretty pink clouds were a nice start to your post and trip.
I think it would be neat to see Ibis flying.
Loved your Egret/Heron shots. I liked the "party crasher" shot of the Egret/Heron on the fence.

Karen S. said...

Dear sweet little Egrets you are just a delight to see! Eileen I really like your whisper of a fence and all those little egrets living it up! Truly delightful to see.

Cloudia said...

I love your post, and the moon wrapping it all up....Crashing an egret party Ha!

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

gorgeous!!! u have mad moon skills - i need 2 stop by & get u 2 help me. i always get a blurrrr!!! ( ;

Stephanie said...

Wow, so many Egrets in one place. Must have been exciting to see them all at once. Gorgeous sky shots and the moon too!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely sky and awesome details of the moon!!

My name is Riet said...

Hi Eileen.Wonderful photo's as always.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little fence sitters (and some not so little). love the moon!

Laura said...

Wonderful series Eileen from the top to the bottom… that moon photo is stupendous!

Debbie said...

so many wonderful egrets!!! great capture of the moon!!!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great moon shot.

peter

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a magical place with all those birds!

RedPat said...

I always love your bird shots!

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful post!

Missy George said...

Love Egrets and Herons..Beautiful Moon shot..

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful bird shots, but the moon steals the show for me!! Have a great weekend.

The Yum List said...

The moon again... always amazes me that you can capture it as such.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A lovely set of photos Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happyone said...

Great pictures as always and I am always amazed at your moon shots.

Debby Ray said...

Fantastic shots! Beautiful pink sky and lovely moon shot. I'm supposed to get my camera tomorrow :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love your life! Beautiful nature walks, the moon is prettier than anywhere else I swear ;>). The Egret fence is my favorite picture today.

Lois said...

Good shots of the birds. That last picture of the moon is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

pattisjarrett said...

That's a lot of egrets and ibis in one spot. :) Great sky shots, too.

Carola Bartz said...

I've never seen that many egrets in one place - quite the sight!

Felicia said...

beautiful sunrise image.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm kind of hooked on Bombay Hook. If I ever get there I need to check it out. In the meantime I need to check out our NWR's here in Oklahoma.

I love your moon shot.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful wonderful egrets on the fence + a Great Blue Heron crashing the party! Fun. I sure like that photograph of the Moon, too! Have a fine Friday tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful wonderful egrets on the fence + a Great Blue Heron crashing the party! Fun. I sure like that photograph of the Moon, too! Have a fine Friday tomorrow! Wildlifewatcher ( I had too much trouble signing on with my wordpress OpenID)

handmade by amalia said...

Another wonderful collection of photos, Eileen. How beautiful is the sky.
Amalia
xo

Linley S said...

A great shot of the moon Eileen. Nice egret fence too

Small Kucing said...

all the photos are so lovely but I love the 3rd and the last photos the most.

Have a great weekend Eileen

Phil Slade said...

We had a pinky orange sky just like that only yesterday. Should have taken a shot like yours Eileen. Terrific shots of all those egrets too and of course another one of your detailed moons.

Have a lovely weekend Eileen.

lina@women perspective said...

Awesome moon shot!
Love your bird shots too, Eileen.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

This land is lovely .. A treasure..
Cheers

Mari said...

They are still the best sightings and subjects. The moon is amazing!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the sunset, the birds and the moon. Amazing !
Have a nice Friday, Eileen.
Best, Synnöve

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice pink sunrise clouds,I like your many great egret photos. They are very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeevan said...

Wow! Amazing detail over the moon and you got wonderful sky photos here. That’s pretty neat with egrets on fences. I also like the photo on the sole Great Blue Heron shot from car

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, you started your post with sunrise and closed with the moon, how fantastic♪ Surprised to see so many Egrets♫♫♫ Had a smile from the fence scene, happy that the party crusher Great Blue Heron appeared in your picture p:-)

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

thomas said...

Love your moon shot,one object i always fail in.

Lea said...

Great series of photos!
The third one is my favorite
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

don said...

Thanks for a very interesting series of sky shots and excellent landscapes.

Katarina said...

Great shots, as usual - I'm especially impressed by your shot of the moon.
Happy weekend, Eileen!

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies, especially the one with a little pink ! Quite a lot of birds !

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen, how pretty those fields of tall grasses; the egrets sure seem to like the density of green. Beautiful photos of late summer serene blue, white, and green! Happy September and have a lovely weekend!

Poppy

ak-ut said...

gorgeous sky shots, eileen, wish you a happy weekend !!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't the pink in that sky wonderful ...
And the moon shot is perfect ...

Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Sandra said...

wow on that field full of egrets. i have never seen that many in one place

carol l mckenna said...

Dazzling sky and wildlife shots! Beautiful!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Mama Zen said...

That's a lot of egrets!

Gosia k said...

Your egrets are fantastic. Love from Poland Gosia

fredamans said...

Outstanding moon shot!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Bob Bushell said...

So many moon shots, all of them are superb. And so are the Egrets, fabulous images.

Ranten said...

Fantastic moon! happy weekend!

Linda said...

Interesting moon... looks like it's made of cheese.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I can't imagine seeing so many Egrets in one place, what a unique and fun chance to see, enjoy and take pictures of! --And the fence, what a great hangout! :-)

Enjoy your weekend!!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great images, very nice the moon!
Happy weekend, Eileen!

Ela said...

Wow ! I've never seen so many egrets in one place !!
Fantastic shots !!
Greetings

amo sin blogg said...

I like your beautiful photos.
The moon is special !

Happy weekend.

David Gascoigne said...

Bombay Hook is a wonderful place to do some birding.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen, I missed this post so this is a catch-up comment. First, thanks for taking time to respond to my request for a hawk ID. No worries.. the pics weren't great and even with my book, I can't seem to decide what it was. As for this post, that sky and moon are magnificent. Such fun, sometimes, rising early for a special day like this. So many Egrets. Wow! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!