Thursday, January 5, 2012

SWF>>>Bombay Hook NWR

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday with a pretty sunset and thousands of Snow Geese seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delware on Dec 23.

These shots are from our recent trip the the Delaware shores, we stopped for a quickie visit at Bombay Hook NWR. Because it was later in the day we only made it to the the first pool called Raymond Pool. It turned out to be a great stop. We saw thousands of Snow Geese in the distance, Canada Geese, American Avocets, Northern Pintails, Great Blue Herons, Mute Swans, an unknown hawk and a beautiful sunset.



During this visit the Snow geese stayed a distance away, I am use to seeing the Snow Geese in the pools or in the fields closer to the wildlife drive.

I think this group of Snow Geese rivals the largest group of 100,000 I  saw at Middle Creek WMA in Pa.



This unknown hawk greeted us on the wildlife drive on the way to Raymond Pool.



Looks like a beautiful start to the sunset, the clouds were turning pink and the blues were pretty. And the reflection on Raymond Pool was gorgeous.









Click on my link to see more beautiful skies from around the world Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the wonderful hosting group of Skywatch and thanks for stopping by to see my skies.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, Happy Birding!!

51 comments:

  1. What a beautiful spot to catch a sunset. Love all the snowgeese. We catch them in Nebraska in March every year. Spectacular!

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  2. How wonderful to see all those Snow Geese and the hawk is so handsome.

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  3. I love your photos, the water and the sunsets. Flocks of snowgeese what a treat I only know of them in stories.

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  4. Wonderful images Eileen. The hawk looks like a red-tail with the white v on the back, but hopefully someone more knowledgable will chime in.

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  5. Nice batch of photos! Love the one of the hawk!!

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  6. Wow - amazing snow geese shots and lovely sunset pics!

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  7. Beautiful sky shots, Eileen. I've never seen snow geese and loved the display. Hope you're having a wonderful day. Greetings, Jo

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  8. really beautiful! the flocks of snow geese would have thrilled me!

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  9. Holy canoly!
    That is one huge flock!
    Would love to see so many at one time, wow!
    The sunset shots are gorgeous too!

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  10. Those Snow Geese shots are incredible! And lovely sunset too.

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  11. The shot of the hawk took my breath away. Just gorgeous!

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  12. Wow - so many beautiful, amazing pictures you show us! Thank´s!
    The sunsets are wonderful!

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  13. Great skies and a grand hawk!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. Such beautiful wintry skies, Eileen! I do love the rays of light and, of course, the birds are fantastic! What a terrific collection of some of natures best! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  15. That first shot is amazing!
    Love the hawk - that eye is something!!!
    Your sunset pics started with a lovely image and ended gloriously with those rays filtering through the clouds.
    I don't think I've had a chance to wish you a Happy New Year! :)

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  16. The snow geese form so may white dots in the sky.

    Marvellous.

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  17. Amazing capture of those beautiful snow-geese. We never see them here in my city and to see this many flying in a group is pure delight!!

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  18. The sky shots at the end were absolutely stunning and also great ones of the birds covering the sky and the hawk greeting you.

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  19. Wow---that's a ton of Snow Geese... Did you count them???? ha ha ha

    GREAT sunset.. My fav is the 3rd from the bottom with the sunbeams... Awesome...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Hi Eileen, Wow! That's a lot of birds! What a sight and what a picture. Beautiful skies too. You had a wonderful outing. Have a great day tomorrow!

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  21. I don't think I've ever seen a group of birds that large. Great shots!

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  22. Love the sunset pictures and the picture of the hawk.

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  23. What a great selection of shots. I love them all.

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  24. Beautiful sunset shots. Amazed to see so many birds in the sky.

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  25. Beautiful shots, Eileen. The sunset is magnificent!!!! I can't believe you saw that many Snow Geese--that is truly an awesome sight. Hope your New Year is off to a great start. Mickie :)

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  26. I love the sun rays peeking through the clouds.

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  27. That's a lot of birds I have seen in my lifetime! Wow such incredible captures!

    Happy New Year, good health and happiness to you and yours!

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  28. Wow...fantastic photos... glorious morning colours, sooo beautiful...
    super quality and colors...
    Greetings Karin

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  29. lol, that´s a lot of snowgeese. It is a marvel to see things like that. :)
    Love that little hawk you captured. :)

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  30. Wow, fantastic series!
    Love all the photos!
    Have a great weekend.
    -Mette

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  31. The sunset is brilliant and so many geese. It must be stunning to be there. Do they honk and make a lot of noise?

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  32. awesome shots! that hawk shot is precious! My skywatch entry is here.

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  33. Supreme shots--very beautiful!

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  34. That is so beautiful Eileen. All the birds in the sky and a beautiful place to see the sunset.

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  35. After seeing these fabulous photos I am sure people will be going in droves. I love your photos Eileen. Thanks so much for sharing. I've put this place on my bucket list now and am very grateful for the info. Have a great weekend.

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  36. Wow, stunning scenic sky images! I have never seen so many Snow Geese before. Quite a sight! Good looking hawk. A most wonderful post!

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  37. Oh my gush Eileen these photos are so amazingly beautiful! Happy weekend!

    SWF

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  38. Hi Eilleen
    mi piace moltissimo la 2° foto !!
    Grandiosa.
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam :)

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  39. Hi there - I have wanted to see snow geese since I read a book called "The Snow Goose" - but I live in the wrong part of the world for that!

    Thanks for the pictures.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  40. That first photo is awesome, with the three different color strips (gold to dark green to grayish blue). And then the little flecks of white. Your skills are wonderful! It certainly was a beautiful sky!

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  41. Amazing! And such a pretty sunset! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

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  42. Great spot for fantastic shots; as usual. Excellent post.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  43. Certainly was worth the drive to Delaware. Gorgeous sunset and what a lot of geese!

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  44. wow, Eileen, very impressive, a lot of birds, beautiful sky, very inspiring.

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  45. Bombay Hook is my favorite birding place that I've never been to ;>)...I love your posts from there.

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