Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bombay Hook Skies

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I am sharing some more images from our Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.. I have some sky shots for my Skywatch Friday post and some fences for Tex's Good Fence meme.. I can not go anywhere without looking for fences now..And it is an added bonus if a bird is perched on the fence..



I like this Snowy Egret shot perched on a small bit of fence with the diamonds sparkling behind the egret..



A couple of Snowy Egrets perched on a Bombay Hook fence, they were busy preening..



 While we were on the wildlife drive I noticed a large flock of Snow Geese..The photo is a pretty sky shot.


 A closer look at the Snow Geese..


The boardwalk trail at Bombay Hook, looking back at the sky and some pretty Autumn trees.


Another sunset capture over one of the Bombay Hooks freshwater pools..  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. I am looking forward to seeing your skies and some great fence shots.. 


As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments. Sorry, I am not able to send thank you emails for your comments, working full time and blogging takes up a lot of time lately.

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 thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

Bombay Hook NWR


I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

For this week's post I am sharing more scenery and birds from our Oct 12th visit to Bombay Hood wildlife refuge in Delaware..  I know I have been flip-flopping with different post from this getaway weekend.  We saw some beautiful fall colors, lots of birds and some flowers were still blooming.



Above are some of the birds we saw at Bombay Hook NWR were the Snowy Egret, Savannah Sparrows, Lesser Yellowlegs, American Avocets, Peregrine Falcon, Pintail Ducks, Snow Geese, Ruddy Ducks and the Belted Kingfisher.





 The fall colors seen at Bombay Hook, the red were gorgeous...



A Great Egret flies away, in the distance some red leaves poking out and on the top of the trees.



I thought these yellow flowers were pretty, nice to still see some blooms in October. I hope you enjoyed seeing more of Bombay Hook wildlife refuge..


As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith 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 ahead!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ringed Kingfisher

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Ringed Kingfisher from Belize. It was not a lifer because my first sighting was posted here Ringed Kingfisher Costa Rica

These photos are from my birding tour along the Sittee River..near Hopkins Belize.  The bird was cooperative for a few photos.


This is a large Kingfisher 15.5 inches..a massive bill and you can clearly see the rufous underparts of the male.. It has blueish-gray plumage, shaggy crest and a white collar. It breeds near large bodies of water and near heavily wooded areas.




The kingfishers are another one of my favorite birds. LOL,  I seem to have so many favorites.. This Kingfisher is found in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, thru Central America to South America.. I hope you enjoyed seeing the Ringed Kingfisher.. 

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #47

Saturday's Critter's #47


Happy weekend everyone! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's critters this week..I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party.

I am sharing more the birds and gulls seen on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland.  


 I love the look on the closest Tern..The Black Skimmer in the rear look like juveniles, they are a brownish color instead of the black color of the adult..

 What Gull?  I was thinking maybe a juvie Herring Gull. Edited, I now believe these gulls are the juvenile Laughing Gull.


 A closer look at the Black Skimmer's bill.


I am not sure if this flock of birds flying  by were the Black Ducks or DC Cormorants..I hope you enjoyed seeing more birds from Ocean City Maryland...





Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.








Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!
To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ocean City, Maryland

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

These are photos from Columbus Day weekend, hubby and I went on an overnight trip to the Delaware shore and Ocean City, Maryland..  I am sharing a shot of the sunset at Bombay Hook NWR, the next morning we drove down the coast to Ocean City, Maryland. Also,  some fences that were on the beach for Tex's Good Fences and of course sky captures for Skywatch Friday..




 I always love to see the bird houses lined up on fences.. And the sky was beautiful on this shot.

 I was not sure if these were Fish Crows or maybe the Boat-tailed Grackle? 


These birds above were seen on a fence at the Indian River Inlet, Delaware



An unusual sight at Ocean City, Md the photo above has more birds than people.  


A mixed flock of Black Skimmer, maybe Royal Terns and lots of gulls.

 The sky and fence on the Ocean City beach.. The kite shop always has some kites outside their store..

Assorted colors of beaks, legs and on their bodies..

I just love the Black Skimmers, they are cool looking birds with their neat looking bill.

Another view of the fence, beach, kites, Great Black Backed Gulls and a gray sky..We had a fun time on our little getaway trip.. I love the beach..  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yellow-throated Vireo

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild bird I am sharing the Yellow-throated Vireo, he visited my yard on Sep 14.




 The Yellow-throated Vireo..have a yellow throat and a white belly.

The tail and white are dark and they have white wing bars..


They have blue-grey legs and a stout bill..  A pretty yardbird, I was happy to see it stop by..

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

More from Colorado


I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

 I am sharing more photos from our trip to Colorado..These images were from our day of hiking around Bear Lake, Alberta Falls and Sprague Lake.. I did manage to see some birds on our walks. And the scenery is just gorgeous.. 



 The birds seen on this day were the Stellar Jay, Mallards, Merganser and a Junco..

 One of our hikes was to Alberta Falls, a pretty walk some colors along the way and a cute ground squirrel.


 These photos are from the loop trail around Bear Lake.


 Above are some of the scenic views from our walk around the Sprague Lake.  I hope you enjoyed our scenic hikes.  As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new 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 ahead!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday's Critter's #46

 Saturday's Critter's #46

Happy weekend everyone! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's critters this week..I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party.

I am sharing some birds and critters from our visit to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware last weekend..


 A large group of Great Egrets and a few Snowy Egrets and maybe some Yellowlegs..


 One of the many Great Blue Herons seen during our visit..


 These birds must be confused, it is not winter yet.. The snow birds.. Dark-eyed Juncos..


The Turtle was climbing up this log to get out of the water.. 



It was warm enough for this Toad or frog to be out sunning themselves on a log..


This was one of two foxes we saw walking on the wildlife drive..He/she had it eye on me and my car.




Some more shorebirds and Egrets.. I hope you enjoyed all the birds and critters from Bombay Hook NWR.. Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I also appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!





Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.














To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Around the yard_Oct 14

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged

 My entries for Tex's Good Fences, NF Winged and Skywatch Friday.. These are some images from around the yard during the last week or so.. The moon shots were taken early on Sunday morning..the birds are seen everyday in or around my yard..




For NF Winged I have a couple of woodpeckers from my yard.. The Redbellied Woodie always lets me know when he is around, I will put out some peanuts for him..


I think I spooked the Pileated Woodie away from my yard today.  He went squawking across the yard and landed on one of larger trees in the back yard.. 



The next two shots are for Skywatch Friday..  The moon setting on Sunday morning...



 A colorful sunrise on Sunday morning..


Looking down my neighbors driveway, they have a beautiful and colorful trees. The autumn colors have been looking gorgeous..My neighbors fence was a nice capture for Tex's Good Fences meme.




When we moved into our house almost 25 years ago hubby planted a lot of pine trees. They have grown very large and have become a safe haven for my yard birds to hide.. On this shot you can see our fence and neighbors fence on the other side..


Some Autumn trees around our lake, the skies were gray but the colorful trees are pretty.  Not a bad day in the neighborhood.I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences
and for anything that has wings check out NF Winged

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

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park

Hello and happy Thursday,  Ruby Beach located on the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Olympic National Park. Hubby and I love the Pacifi...