Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bombay Hook NWR

Hello,

Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Wow, it is September 4th already. Time is going way too fast for me. I would like to rewind to Spring time. I am sharing some photos from our day trip to Bombay Hook wildlife refuge in Delaware. The birds are on the move and heading south for winter.

I am sharing more birds and photos from our visit to Bombay Hook wildlife refuge. We saw large groups of Egrets along the wildlife drive. I believe they are mostly the Great Egret and some Snowy Egrets.


Sorry about the photo quality, they were all taken thru my car window with the windows closed and the AC blasting. It was way too buggy to open the window and too hot to turn the car and air conditioning off.   :(





Below are some shorebirds, the American Avocets, Semipalmated Plover and a Yellow Warbler.


Various shorebirds, gulls and terns foraging for food.


A Bald Eagle, a juvie almost with a white head.


On the drive to Delaware I managed to find a barn and farm scene for Tom's Barn Collective.



I hope you enjoyed our visit to the wildlife refuge, it is one of my favorite places to visit.

When we do not go on daytrips I can be found home reading. The weather does not always cooperate for walks or birding. Here is another book I enjoyed and can recommend "Undercover" by Danielle Steele. I am a fan of Danielle Steele and have read many of her books. As always, I thank you for visiting and as always thank you for the nice comments.  Have a great day and new week ahead!

Here is my list of memes for the week, I hope you can check one or some of these fun memes and the participants post.

Thanks to Tom the host of The Barn Collective 
Thanks to Jesh for hosting Seasons
Thanks to Maggie of Normandy Life  the new host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

88 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Quite the flock or three you managed there - avocets are a lovely bird. Here's to a grand week! YAM xx

Lynne said...

Keep those windows up and the car running, I can see those Egrets just fine.
Looks like a great place to visit . . .
Bugs . . . not a fan!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely mix of pictures you've shared here Eileen, and I love the mosaics.

I hope you've had a good weekend, and that the month of September has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Nancy J said...

Lovely bald eagle, the barn, what a field in front, and every bird, looks like you had a wonderful time.

Florence said...

Beautiful birds! Yes, it has been much too hot not to have the car a/c going. I'm looking forward to some cooler temperatures!!
Danielle Steele is one of my guilty pleasures too.

Jocee said...

So much bird life! Love the bald eagle. :-)

Maggee said...

Lovely pictures! I had such fun hunting down an American Avocet... I hope I get to see one this year too! Love the swishing way they search for food! Thanks for sharing!

RedPat said...

It's always a thrill to see an eagle! I have I have become quite lazy and homebound with the heat this summer!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that mass of egrets is amazing!

Mildred said...

Such terrific photos you have shared. We enjoyed watching the eagles on livecam at Berry College earlier this year. Thanks for sharing your latest book too!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Eileen, what great photos! I can only imagine how excited you were to be able to see so many Egrets first hand, truly amazing!!! Thanks for taking "me" along, and sharing your pictures!

Linda said...

What a glorious time you had, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing your photos, Eileen, I feel as though I was with you! :)

bettyl-NZ said...

Nice shots, even through the window!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice views!

rupam sarma said...

Helloo, Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice week ahead.

Nancy Chan said...

I love to see the birds in their migration flight. Have a beautiful day!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Lovely photos! The Bald Eagle is so pretty! Snowy Egret was beautiful too.

Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week!

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW So many birds to see Eileen A real feast for your eyes and ours.

jandi said...

beautiful birds! have a lovely week Eileen!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos and impresssions.
Have a great new week ahead.
Best, Synnöve

Stewart M said...

Thats a lot of egrets - the fisherman in men wonders what they were catching - and if there was anything bigger out there as well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Just back in Melbourne!

Sue said...

Happy Labor Day, Eileen-hope you're having a great weekend.

Avocets are so neat. The first time I saw them was in Montana on a back road --they were enjoying a marsh border. So fun to watch.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias magnificas destas belas aves.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

bettyl-NZ said...

Great shots, as usual. I'd love to wander around there for a day or two or three!

Ana Freire said...

Great images for me, as usual, Eileen!
Thanks for sharing so much beauty from wildlife, with us..
Have a great week ahead!
A big kiss!
Ana

Irene said...

Great bird shots! Wish I had more time to go hiking. So until then, I can watch the birds in my backyard :) Right now it's crowded at the feeders.

Wish you a great week!

Irene

baili said...

really enjoyed looking at these lovely creatures ,beautifully captured .

looks like flock of so many bright Wishes ready to Fly

The Yum List said...

For photos taken through the window, they're fab!

Sandra said...

wow and wow again on all those egrets. I have never seen more than five or six together. amazing sight... and also never seen an eagle in a tree

Snap said...

I enjoyed your visit to Bombay Hook wildlife refuge. Wonderful series. Happy Monday! Have a fun week.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

That's great! So many beautiful views and creatures!!

Lea said...

Love to see flocks of birds! I usually see only a few birds at a time here.
I've been reading the Miss Julia series of books by Ann B. Ross - very entertaining! (You would need to start at the first in the series to get all the characters straight)
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Debbie said...

i think your images are beautiful eileen, the egrets will be gone soon!! i was chasing them yesterday, i only saw a few around here. i do enjoy seeing a big group like this!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm ready to kayak Duck Creek.

Maggie said...

They may have been taken through the car window but your photographs still make a wonderful mosaic. As always your knowledge of birds amazes me!
Thanks for sharing your trip to Bombay Hook with us at Mosaic Monday this week.

Summer said...

Such gorgeous creatures! Very beautiful photos ♥

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Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

Beautiful pics! The one of the water looks peaceful and refreshing. Glad you get to go on your wonderful walks when the weather does cooperate so that you can capture such vitality in nature.

Have a great week,
Poppy

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. The number and variety of birds in the egret shots and that fourth picture is amazing. I think I could have spent an hour or two just there. Or maybe not if the bugs and heat were too much for a Northern Hemisphere resident like me?

Lorrie said...

So many beautiful egrets! Your photos of Bombay Hook always have me wanting to get in the car and drive there - but it would take a long, long time. Have a great week.

Crafty Green Poet said...

a lovely selection of birds

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Janneke said...

I enlarged the collage of the Egrets, so beautiful!

Fun60 said...

Can't believe you took those great photos through the window.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for these wonderful moments

ellen b said...

Hello Eileen, So many egrets together. I've never seen that. Hope your new week has started well and you are enjoying Labor Day!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous place and nature photography!

Wishing you smooth sailing days ~ ^_^

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great wildlife shots Eileen, even if they did have to be through a window. I haven't read a Danielle Steele book for ages but have read quite a few of hers in the past.

Happyone said...

Great photos. Look like a place I'd like to visit too. : )

Barb said...

This refuge has so many birds. A photographer's dream. Have a great bird-sighting week ahead!

Al said...

Very pretty, and so many beautiful birds!

Tom said...

Eileen, the barn looks like it's hiding behind the field of soybeans. Once the field is harvested the barn will reappear. Thanks for sharing, please stop back again.

Missy George said...

Great Eagle shot..The driftwood in that picture looks like alligators...!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've taken many a running car window photo, Eileen! I feel it adds character ;) There were so many egrets there! Happy Labor Day!

Linda W. said...

Wow, you saw a lot of egrets! Loved your photos of the large flocks of them.

jeannettestgermain said...

Wish I could do spring time over again - this year it has been so beautiful! Many thanks for sharing all these water loving birds with SEASONS - much appreciated! Have a great week:)

Andrea said...

Those are lots of birds in a grouping. I haven't seen such here, the migratory birds here are not as much as those. But that eagle surely is the top list. I know it is a carnivore, does it eat birds too?

Lady Fi said...

Amazing shots. I'd love to see an eagle up that close!

Birgitta said...

I really enjoyed your photos here!

NC Sue said...

Great photos, Eileen.
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Sussi said...

handsome fellow that bald eagle!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Once again Eileen....exceptional and extraordinary!!!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Sometimes as you say the weather doesn't cooperate but you still made great images of the shorebirds & juvie!
Nice shot too, of the barn roof beyond the field of corn.
Have a happy week!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Eileen,
Lovely captures and it was fun to see the juvenile Bald Eagle.
I am a currently reading an old classic, The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck. It is a nice revisit.
Have a fabulous week!
Jemma

Jedidja said...

I anjoy your pictures. YES!

Marie C said...

Beautiful views, Eileen!

Mitzi Rice said...

wonderful photos.

Chris Rohrer said...

Looks like a great place to visit! I hear you on the bugs and a/c. Loving the shorebirds right now.

"E."BethEdwardsVA said...

i always think ... what is my favorite? i love white birds because they are so unique. but then i see those parrots or other unique bright colored birds and i love them. either way ... very cool!! hope you had a nice Labor day!! ( ;

Jeanne said...

Eileen I think your shots were awesome considering you shot through the window of your car. You did a great job. I am also forever doing those drive by shots!

Phyllis Oller said...

You always have such great pictures,it was too hot to enjoy being outside birdwatching much for me this year ,thanks for sharing your shots,phyllis

Mosura said...

Looks like a fantastic place to go birding.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Beautiful assortment, Eileen!
Love'em all!!
Have a Happy Week ahead.
Peace :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh My, lots of lots of Egrets, it must be so impressive to see them♪ Your shorebirds in the mosaic is great, wish to see these birds(♡^.^♡)

I hope you are having a wonderful week, I'm trying hard to catching up friends :-)

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

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning - I've never seen so many egrets - what a treasure. Your photos are, as always - perfection.

The Yum List said...

Moving south for the winter - the cold is coming!

Uppal said...

You clicked some beautiful shots of birds!

Tony McGurk said...

Great shot of the Bald Eagle Eileen. I'd love to see an Eagle up close but they're a pretty rare sight here. We have Wedge Tailed Eagles in Tasmania but they must live in the more remote areas.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Brilliant through the window shots of the egrets. What a thrill to see so many in one place. Great shot of the eagle,...we had a sparrow hawk in our lounge yesterday!! The bugs are biting here too, it's so very hot, unlike any other year. Have a good day Eileen.:)

Anu said...

What a number of egrets! Beautiful birds and great photos! Thank you for sharing!

Lance Hirthler said...

Such a nice blog!!! I really liked the pictures. They are so nice and clear. You did a very good job Eileen!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Samantha

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Sure enjoyed the photos and not bad at all taken through the window! Just got home a couple of days ago from the cruise up to the glaciers on Holland America. Thought about you on the trip and wondered if you would ever do another one? We had a great time and thought the best thing about it was the crew on the ship ... they were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. Hope all is well with you and have a happy day!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have such fun! I'm so glad you are retired!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always love your posts from Bombay Hook. I think it is my favorite place to do virtual birding ;>)) (I wish I could go there in real life sometime). Don't blame you for staying in the car under those circumstances -- and your pictures turned out quite well!

Isn't it fun to be retired and be able to read whenever you want to?

ann said...

I have never seen a flock of egrets. Very interesting. A trip well worth the effort. I always look forward to your birding to see what exciting and to me exotic birds that you find. Thanks so much for sharing.

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So pretty! have a lovely weekend!
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Rambling Woods said...

I know we are heading into fall already...Love all the photos..Happy weekend Eileen...

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see all those egrets :)

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful little corner of the world!