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:

TexWisGirl said...

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

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. The place has great variety of birds.

podso said...

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

A wondering star said...

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

Pondside said...

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.

KaHolly said...

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

Betty said...

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

George said...

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.

Les fous du cap said...

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

Laurence Butler said...

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 : )

Lavender Cottage said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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!

Sue said...

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!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

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

Happyone said...

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

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

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!

Poppy said...

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

Montanagirl said...

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

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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

Blackberry Lane said...

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

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Great pictures!
Sherry

Brian King said...

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

A Garden of Threads said...

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

Chris Rohrer said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Vee said...

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

Merlesworld said...

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

Lynne said...

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

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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!!

Stephanie said...

These are lovely!

wildlifewatcher said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Lorrie said...

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.

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for these beautiful birds!

Jo said...

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

Maggie said...

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.

Digi-Irma said...

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

Elaine said...

Beautiful mosaics! Love the shots of the Green Heron!

Stewart M said...

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

Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary said...

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

diane b said...

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

Mary said...

Just wonderful! A beautiful area!

Marie said...

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

Red Nomad OZ said...

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

Our photos said...

Wonderful series of photos!

acreativeharbor.com said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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

Pride In Photos said...

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

beyondzephyr.com said...

Awesome shots, and wonderful mosaic, Eileen!

Life Images by Jill said...

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

Faye said...

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.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

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

DIMI said...

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

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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!

Karen said...

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!

Irene said...

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

Wish you a great week!

Irene

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Gary said...

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

Debbie said...

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

mick said...

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.

Fun60 said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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!

Indrani said...

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

caite said...

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

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds and flowers.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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.

Carole M. said...

lovely collages Eileen and I especially love that green heron

Maria said...

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

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely collage Eileen! The nature looks gorgeous!

Birgitta said...

Such beautiful pictures and so well done in collage!

Phil said...

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.

Donna Heber said...

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.

Bob Bushell said...

Egrets are the best, love also the Heron.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

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