Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bombay Hook NWR

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences

Since being back from our vacation, hubby have taken daytrips to Shendoah in Virginia and Bombay Hook in Delaware.. On this post I am sharing some of the photos from Bombay Hook wildlife refuge in Delaware.  I have some shots for Tex's Good Fences and some sky shots for Skywatch Friday!


Before leaving for Delaware I took this shot the moon setting from my deck on the morning of June 14.


One of the first birds we saw when we entered the wildlife refuge was this Eastern Kingbird sitting on a fence..You can just barely make out the white edge on this birds tail, they say it looks like the bird dipped its tail in white paint.. My photo doesn't show the whole fence but I thought it would still be good for my Good Fence post..


Black-necked Stilt on a nest, it is a breeder bird for the Bombay Hook NWR.


A pretty scenic view of the Great Egret and Bombay Hook's marsh land, pool and the pretty blue sky.  I am not sure why but I was surprised there were not more Egrets being seen on this day..


It seems the birds at Bombay Hook knew I would be looking for photos for my fence post.. On the wildlife drive heading to Finnis Pool, I found this Great Egret posing on the fence. Perfect!


The Black-necked Stilt is one of my favorite birds seen at Bombay Hook..


I took this shot off the road on the way home from Delaware..The pretty clouds, blue sky and the fence, make a great scene for both Good Fences and Skywatch Friday!

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos from the wildlife refuge.


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


Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

81 comments:

Mersad said...

I really like the full moon shot. You really did get it up close. And the last shot, you took on your way home, is wonderful. The clouds are special.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the different birds and a great shot of the full moon. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, my favourite is the Black-necked Stilt, BRILLIANT.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots!!
Great that moon and what a wonderful shot of that special Eastern Kingbird. Well done!!

Best regards,
Marco

Carver said...

Great capture of the moon. I like the bird shots as always and love the shot of the road on the way home with the fence and sky.

Jocee said...

Beautiful shots, I especially love the Kingbird and the last picture.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the kingbird, which looks to be very carefully posing for you

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Excellent Moon shot and I loved the last shots of fence and sky, also the bird on the fence. great close up.

CJ said...

Great fences --especially love the bird shots.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots of the full moon!!I really like your bird photos,especially the egret,and the white fence!Have a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

lovely shots, Eileen. such great blues & those clouds are too amazing! the stilt & the grasses ... great post. ( :

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that photo of the marshland and also of the rural fence in Delaware!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I took photos of the moon also...but have not yet posted them. LOL I'm so far behind.

Love the photo of the B. N. Stilt on the nest. They're such a wonderful bird.

And your white fence....very attractive.

Sandra said...

love the egret on the fence, and the sky and the fence.. gorgeous moon shot to

Roan said...

The moon is awesome! Beautiful birds, too. Love the fence!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful shots all :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Hi Eileen,
with you, as always, beautiful pictures and wonderful birds.
I admire the wonderful nature and the full moon is a real hit the jackpot.
Greetings from Polish far ...
Lucia

Jo said...

I always love your moon shots, Eileen. I also love the birds: the Black-necked Stilt is my favorite today! Have a great day. Jo

EG CameraGirl said...

Eastern kingbirds are such friendly birds. Yep, the bit of fence works for me. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

i think the kingbirds are SO handsome! and you got an egret to fence pose, too! your moon shots are always 'stellar' - ha ha. pun intended. :)

thanks, eileen!

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the bird photos especially! That white egret is gorgeous! So nice of him to perch for you. :-)

Phil Slade said...

You have some brilliant shots today Eileen. The Eastern Kingbird is just superb, the egrets and the stilt in the marsh. But best of all is your fence and sky shot - it has great perspective.

Karen S. said...

Great photos of catching them all at their happy moments in life!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful picture of the full moon.
Also a wonderful shot of the Eastern Kingbird.
Well done!.
Best regards, Irma

ladyfi said...

Glorious moon shot - and lovely bird photos.

bj said...

Love the fence and the bird....:)

Debbie said...

I have so many favorite today, I am just going to concede and say they are all my favorites! , what a great spot for birding and " fencing" as well!!

That's an awesome shot of the kingbird!

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, wonderful shots! I love the moon. It looks like there were plenty of egrets there to me! I like stilts as well...and avocets!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the bird, the moon shot, the sky is so beautiful in the last photo. They are all fabulous shots!

Karen said...

Wow, a fabulous moon shot. What lens are you using? Lot's of lovely birds and beautiful scenery!

marilyn said...

wonderful photos here...enjoyed all...

Ileana said...

Full moon is great but ... I like your birds! I am not able to photograph birds! :) Have a nice day!

Lynn said...

what fabulous photos and that Moon shot is unbelievable!

Mascha said...

Great bird photos... and the moon - wow!
Greetings from Germany :-)

Debby Ray said...

Your photos are FABULOUS! That one of the moon is unbelievable!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Exquisite show of the moon Eileen. Love that last photo too.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place with lot of birds.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Eileen!! I love the moon, the clouds, and of course, the birds! Thanks so much for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a lovely weekend!

Max-e said...

Nice shots and interesting post Eileen

Linda W. said...

Nice moon shot.

Ela said...

Eileen, your photos are gorgeous, as always ! I admire the view of the moon !
Greetings :)

Lew said...

Great shot of the moon! And also the birds.

Elaine said...

Beautiful bird and fence shots! Bombay Hook always gives you some good bird sightings.

NatureFootstep said...

what a great place. Love the stilts of course and a beautiful image of the Eastern Kingbird

Lynne said...

Now that is what I am taking about . . .
STUNNING . . .
I hope some "newbys" came to see . . .

Our photos said...

Very nice photos !

George said...

Although your moon photo is incredible, I really like your last picture. The pictures of the birds you saw in Delaware are marvelous, as always. The picture of the egrets in the marshland is beautiful.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos, especially that of the moon.

Stephanie said...

The moon shot is awesome, love that winding white fencing!

A Quiet Corner said...

You must have been on Heaven out there, Eileen! Gorgeous birds!!!...:)JP

Photo Cache said...

what a wonderful place for bird spotting. the moon shot is spectacular.

Marie-Anne said...

Hello Eileen!
Your shot of the full moon is very good! When I took my photo, its 'navel' was on the right side and by the time it was visible in your part of the world it was on the left side. It made me realize how far away we are from each other!!
All the birds are just gorgeous!

Happyone said...

That is the best moon shot I've ever seen. WOW

Gail Dixon said...

Excellent images!! Oh, my. That eastern kingbird shot is awesome. Very, very nice set.

Al said...

It looks like a very pretty area.

Pat said...

Great bird shots, Eileen. The shot of the moon is just wonderful.

Dianne said...

A wonderful selections of pics Eileen and your shot of the moon is just magical ... Bravo!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are such a dedicated birder! Well done!

Ida said...

Lots of great birds here. That Egret on the Fence is a wonderful shot. Also the last shot with the pretty white fence is really neat.

pattisjarrett said...

The last photo is perfect for both memes. What a pretty view. My daughter had an Eastern Kingbird visit her yard some time ago. I'd never even heard of it at that time.

Blackberry Lane said...

Great photos, Eileen.

Felicia said...

wonderful captures Eileen. That last capture is very pretty.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, That is one fantastic moon photo... WOW!!!

Great photos of the birds from your trip to Bombay Hook. Love the photo of the Kingbird.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

orchid Miyako said...

Hi; Good Morning, Eileen.
What a perfect shot that Great Egret posing on the fence; surely waiting for you and the last picture is a wonderful scenery picture with fence♡♡♡
I'm stunned with your pictures of the moon Eastern Kingbird; yes I can see the white edge on its tail(^_^)v

Thank you very much for wonderful pictures from Delaware;

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

Great shot of the moon and I love the Kingbird! Beautiful scene in the last photo!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great sky and fence shot!!

forgetmenot said...

Yes, I certainly did enjoy your post and your photos. The moon shot is awesome, as is the Kingbird photo, and I love the marsh shot too. The last "fence" shot is quite lovely--nice work. Have a great weekend. Mickie:)

thomas said...

love the marsh land shot

carol l mckenna said...

Traveling with Eileen is certainly what one does with your intriquing and lovely photography ~ looks like you are enjoying each day ~ so glad ~ thanks, xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Wandering Wren said...

Your moon is great, we had a spectacular full moon here on Friday 13th but I would never be able to get such a great shot as yours. The paint dipped tail is wonderful and I'm glad you pointed it out! Have a lovely weekend
Wren x

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful shots, Eileen - looks like y'all had a fun day!

don said...

An excellent series with some great bird shots as well as good pictures of the area. Extra nice post for both good fences and skywatch.

Terry and Linda said...

Great Moon shots!!!

Linda

Dancin Fool said...

Lovely, and amazing shot of the moon. Happy weekend :0)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your bird shots are so magical. And such gorgeous scenery.

Betsy Brock said...

Gorgeous! Did you see my moon post earlier this week? Very similar to your photo! It was a beautiful strawberry moon!

love the fence, too...so charming!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful photos - I love the egrets wading in the shallows. They are beautiful birds. - Karen

magiceye said...

Amazing captures!!

Cindy said...

How wonderful is a full moon shot, great job. I love your sky and fence photo and the way the fence escapes into the background, nice

Irene said...

Great moon shot ... but my favorite shot is the last image, off the road :) Gorgeous landscape, perfect framed with clouds and fences.

Happy weekend ... hugs Irene

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I swear this is my favorite virtual birding place. You always see so much there.

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