Monday, September 3, 2018

Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware

Hello & Happy Monday!

Happy Labor Day!

Can you believe it is September already? The days and weeks are flying by. I am sharing some recent photos of an overnight trip to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. We spent the night in nearby Dover Delaware. The shorebirds are on the move, we saw lots of Herons, Egrets,  flowers and the Slider Turtles.  


On the way, I found a sunflower field next to the road. 



A green heron playing peek a boo.





 Egrets were plentiful around the wildlife drive.




Egrets and various shorebirds. 


A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron


Some cardinal flowers growing at the edge of the marsh land.



Some slider turtles, one has a different view. 



Pretty unknown wildflowers. 



Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



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52 comments:

  1. The heron, great view of him/her? and the yellow flowers, so pretty.

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  2. The Night Heron really caught my eye, and I love the sunflower field. A beautiful place in Delaware! Thank you for the photos. Enjoy Labor day.

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  3. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos as always! The sunflower field are so pretty.

    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead!

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  4. We did this same trip a few years ago and stayed in Dover too. Bombay Hook is a great place to go birding.

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  5. I think turtle number five might me miffed at the others.. I want to see a field of sunflowers.. so beautiful

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  6. ...what a happy place, thanks.

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  7. Beautiful photos on birds, flowers and turtles! Loved the vibrant yellow flower and the peek a boo green heron, as well the turtles got wonderful light presence

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  8. I always enjoy your bird, fish, flower photos . . .
    Happy September . . . Labor Day . . .
    (I am happy I am not driving home with a LONG, LONG line of campers, travelers . . .)

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  9. Yes, time really flies. We are coming close to the last quarter of the year. Always love sunflowers. Great shots of the birds, turtles and yellow flowers.

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  10. I love the photo of the turtles! Happy Day.

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  11. Hope you have a happy Labor Day too. Thanks for beautiful photos of nature...mmm, my favorite today? I think the sunflowers.

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  12. Love the turtles soaking in the rays!

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  13. The backwards turtle is keeping an eye on the rear. No one is going to sneak up on THOSE turtles!

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  14. You have keen eyes with that great turtle spotting and the peekaboo heron! I didn't know how many different herons there were still I started reading nature blogs!

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  15. Favorites are the sunflowers and turtles ~ great photos!
    Happy Labor Day to you ~ time flying right on by

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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  16. I say, the unknown flowers are always the best flowers.

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  17. Really fine photography!! Sunflowers are my favorite flower. I keep saying happy memorial day omg...lol

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  18. The sunflowers are sure pretty. I like the turtles, and the egrets. So much for you to see there.

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  19. Really lovely shots. I love those sunflowers - so cheery.

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  20. Never saw the Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron!

    thanks!

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  21. Fantastic images! Love the heron hidden! Flowers are pretty!

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  22. That juvenile Night Heron looks so unlike an adult! I would never have been able to ID it!

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  23. Funny those turtles! They seem to enjoy sunbathing... on both sides.
    Have a nice new week!

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  24. What a beautiful nature preserve, Eileen. There is so much to see there. It must be a wonderful migration spot for the birds to rest. I love the cheerful sunflowers! The squirrels destroyed all of mine for the seeds.

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  25. Oh, wow, I like the turtles sunning themselves. A lovely set of photos, Eileen.

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  26. You always find such treasures on your outings. I love the sunflowers.

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  27. I would love to have seen that field of sunflowers.

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  28. Loevely photos, Eileen. The sunflowers are a nice sight to see. Have a wonderful day!

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  29. Beautiful flowers and to me the shorebirds are especially interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. how beautiful it all is! Especially love the juvie night heron .

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  31. Sunflower fields are a treat. I love the unknown wildflowers.


    Worth a Thousand Words

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  32. Beautiful sunflowers. Lovely series of pictures. Good picture of the juvenile heron .Hope you had a good Labor Day weekend.

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  33. Great picture of the Night Heron.
    Love to see fields of sunflowers.

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  34. Wow, Eileen. Beautiful shots of these graceful creatures. Never seen a green heron or night heron. Very cool. Happy Labor Day and first week of September to you!

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  35. Love that heron. Partridge pea is the last flower

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  36. Love the turtle on the end in a full-on yoga pose!
    Have a happy week
    Wren x

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  37. Wonderful shots - I always like watching (and photographing) herons.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  38. Hello Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos of these birds, animals and flowers.
    Perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  39. oh how awesome to find that sunflower field!! and so many egrets, i recently saw about 30 but they were all spread out!!

    cute turtles, all lined up...reminding me of back to school!! the wildflowers are beautiful!!

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  40. Beautiful images Eileen, the Heron is my favourite.

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  41. Very nice ! I love the sunflowers !

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  42. Very nice - I love those huge sunflowers.

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  43. All beautiful captures!

    Wonder why it is named Bombay Hook! Mumbai was originally called Bombay! :)

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  44. I'm fond of that green heron in the tree, such a wonderful shot. And whhat about the turtles, so lucky you could photograph them in that way. Thanks for sharing again your great photos, I always enjoy looking at them.

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  45. Such great photos. I like "birds on the move." We used to get a nice selection migratory birds here, but not so much here now, so I'll enjoy your travels and your nature stories.

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  46. I love the birds! And of course the happy sunflowers. I hope as cold weather arrives to blog more and start linking to your Saturday posts once again. Have a great Wednesday, Eileen!

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  47. Ha, ha.....I always get a chuckle and smile from seeing turtles sunning on a log. I love the things nature does to make me smile. Great shot. I hope things are good with you. Enjoy your day!

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  48. Preciosa naturaleza!!
    It's always a pleasure to come see your beautiful photos, Eileen
    Returning from a complicated summer.
    Besos

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  49. I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs Eileen, and I thought the sunflower field a very cheerful looking place, must be that yellow colour!

    All the best Jan

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  50. Awesome photos of the egrets and herons. Those sunflowers make me smile too :-) Have a great rest of your week Eileen.

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