Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bombay Hook NWR

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday .

August 4, 2013

I am sharing some of the birds and scenes from our Friday visit to Bombay Hook NWR . I had an extra day off work and hubby and I decided on a daytrip to the wildlife refuge. The weather was perfect, sunny and the humidity was gone.


Above the Great Blue Herons and also nearby the Least Bittern.Swallowtail butterflies and wild pink hibiscus.


More scenes from Bombay Hook wildlife refuge..the Egret trees, wild white hibiscus, juvenile Terns, American Avocets, Great Egret and a Glossy Ibis.








The Green Heron is one of my favorite herons, so I was really happy to watching this one catch his lunch. Visiting the national wildlife refuges and the national parks is something hubby and I love to do. And Bombay Hook NWR is what I call a half tank away and one of my favorite places to visit.

 As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

76 comments:

  1. the egret tree is so cool, but the green heron w/ his catch steals the show. :)

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  2. Beautiful birds. The place has great variety of birds.

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  3. Wonderful to see those "egret" trees and all the rest of your lovely photos and nice mosaics this week! Have a good week ahead.

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  4. Fabulous series of photos :) The birds, flowers and butterfly are all beautifully captured!

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  5. The Egret Tree is beautiful....like an Easter tree set about with china birds - and the Green Heron looks like it's carved from stone. That's what struck me today - so beautiful.

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  6. Definitely worth a visit if ever in that area!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. The birds are beautiful and what a wonderful trip to go on.

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  8. It looks as if you had a perfect day for visiting Bombay Hook. It was nice of the Green Heron to let you capture his fishing skills.

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  9. It is always a pleasure to watch your photos ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  10. I greatly enjoyed your photo collage Eileen.

    I visited Bombay Hook last December, and suffice it to say the sights and experience was much different. Yours looks the more pleasant : )

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  11. The egret tree looks like big white flowers on the branches and it's a good thing frogs lay so many eggs with the green heron plucking out a big tadpole for lunch.
    Judith

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  12. It's a rare treat to see a green heron or tri color here. Love the egret trees! My hubby would be trying to count them all! What a nice day of bird watching!

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  13. Hubby and I just "discovered" green herons a few weeks back. A pond down the road from us is home to one. It took us a bit of doing to identify him--he was quite shy.
    Love your photos.
    Have a great week, Eileen!

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  14. We have lost any sign of heat here and have been told by the weather people that this is it for the rest of the summer. Now if I could just go outside without being bitten by every mosquito in the area. Have a great week. Valerie

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  15. So very pretty. Love the tree with all the egrets!! Great photo.

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  16. I don't know the green heron. wonderful that your husband enjoys taking walks and exploring wildlife refuges as well. Mine enjoys the walk but not the stopping and being quiet and shooting photos.
    You got some very nice shots!!Really like the green heron!

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  17. Hi Eileen,

    The Egret tree looks like a giant pussy willow, with the birds on its tips! Gorgeous images, as always of the beauty of wildlife and nature!

    Poppy

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  18. LOVE these! But as Tex said above, the Green Heron stole the whole show! Great shots of him.

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  19. Hi Eileen, I have had a lovely visit to your blog today - amazing bird photos. My favorite birds are herons, we have a rookery about a mile from where we live so there are frequent sightings. I am following on on Bloglovin and GFC so I remember to visit again.
    Joy

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  20. Hi Eileen, Thank you for sharing these awesome pics from your visit. Glad you had such perfect weather. Have a nice week. Mildred

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  21. Beautiful place! I love the Green Heron photos! They're one of my favorites.

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  22. I love birdwatching at your blog...what a great find, a green heron getting lunch. Have a wonderful week:)

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  23. The Green Heron steals the show! I love this bird as well. And a Least Bittern is a thrill to find:)

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  24. I love Bombay Hook (my favorite place I've Never been maybe). And I do love green herons, which of course we see in Florida.

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  25. What a gorgeous day! It even looks like a low-humidity day. That was a splendid capture of the heron at lunch.

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  26. Lovely pictures love the soft colours.
    Merle.....

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  27. Loved the photos, especially the White Hibiscus. So pretty!
    So happy you treat us to beautiful photos of birds and flowers.

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  28. Another lovely series of photos! Herons are really one of my favorites, and I wish I saw them more!

    I hope you've enjoyed the amazing weather we've had today!!

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  29. Hi Eileen, Outstanding photographs! I sure want to see a Glossy Ibis some day! Love that Egret-filled tree. Have a super Monday tomorrow!

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  30. Great captures of the young Green Heron! Sounds like a great day at the refuge! Have a great week!

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  31. What wonderful photos you've shared. The egret tree is stunning. I've never heard of a green heron, and to capture that image of the bird with his dinner in his beak is amazing!

    Today we were out on a friend's boat and saw a bald eagle nest and one parent bringing food to the young in the nest.

    Have a great week, Eileen.

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  32. I love your Green Heron, too Eileen. Great look at your birds again. Thanks. Greetings, Jo

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  33. How lucky you are to have Bombay Hook so close to home, it looks like an amazing place to spend the day. I didn't know that hibiscus grew wild, the small white flowers are so pretty.
    Have a great week.

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  34. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful collages.
    The green heron is really great.

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  35. Beautiful mosaics! Love the shots of the Green Heron!

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  36. That's either a very small heron or a very large tadpole!

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  37. What a great capture for you with your lens and the heron with his lunch :) Wonderful photos!

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  38. It looks a great place to visit for wildlife and especially birds, love all your bird shots.

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  39. Just wonderful! A beautiful area!

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  40. What a perfect day! Love the march mallows and the green heron. Beautiful photos!

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  41. Your egret trees look a little like our Sacred Ibis trees!! And the green heron is FAAAAABULOUS, despite not being RED!

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  42. Always a delight to see your excellent nature photos! Happy Week to you ^_^

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  43. Bombay Hook is a marvelous place and you had some great sightings. Wonderful collages Eileen. Have a great day!

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  44. Living down here in Florida, we have just come to love the Blue Heron. They are a very mysterious creatures...and a bit sneaky☺

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  45. Awesome shots, and wonderful mosaic, Eileen!

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  46. lovely to do something enjoyable on your day off - thanks for taking us along!
    Have a great week Eileen.

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  47. I admire the mosaics you create so much, Irene. Such a nice balance of wildlife and plants. And I always get introduced to birds that have never seen. The green heron is wonderfully marked.

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  48. You got to see some pretty sights on your day trip! I love seeing the egrets in the tree. Beautiful photos!

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  49. Hallo Eileen!!
    Beautiful birds!!!The Egret Tree is so beautiful!!Great shots!!!Have a lovely week!!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  50. Such pretty photos! I'm glad you had nice weather for your excursion :) It has been really cool here lately as well.

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  51. Egrets and herons are favorite birds of mine, too, Eileen. I'm not going to see many here in the mountains so I enjoy seeing what you capture with your camera lens each week!

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  52. I really love your collages! Beautiful pastel shades in the first one, the wild hibiscus in the second is lovely! I would to see a green heron!

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  53. Gorgeous shots, all of them .... my favorite is your second collage.

    Wish you a great week!

    Irene

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  54. HI Eileen Great shot of the Green Hereon and it looks like I wonderful place to visit.

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  55. Wonderful shot of the Heron and the tadpole. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  56. WoW eileen, that heron shot is just amazing...talk about perfect timing!!

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  57. It looks like a great place to visit with all the flowers and birds to see. I especially like your photos of the Green Heron.

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  58. Can't think of a better way to spend a day off and what terrific photos you take.

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  59. Beautiful, colorful birds and I do love the egrets! Terrific captures for the day, Eileen, as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the variety!! I love it!

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  60. Wonderful collages. I liked the bare branches dotted with birds.

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  61. The herons..the egrets...I must make a trip there!

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  62. Fantastic shots of the birds and flowers.

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  63. Great shots, I'm bound and determined to find me a green heron somewhere. I don't even know if we have them in Oklahoma though. Guess I need to look that up from my friend Google.

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  64. lovely collages Eileen and I especially love that green heron

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  65. Pictures look great and like the second set with the tall trees.

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  66. Lovely collage Eileen! The nature looks gorgeous!

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  67. Such beautiful pictures and so well done in collage!

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  68. Now that's how to use an extra day off work. Terrific shots and that Bombay Hook looks a wonderful place to fill a card in no time at all.

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  69. Gorgeous blue Heron photos Eileen! I always love watching them when I go to visit my brother in Virginia. He lives off of Chesapeake Bay. You have captured nature at its best.

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  70. Egrets are the best, love also the Heron.

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  71. these are outstanding Eileen. I love the top mosaic and the Green Heron images...you got it spot on...congrats~

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  72. I often think the egrets looks like large flowers on the trees. :)

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