Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday's Critters #193

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I am sharing some more images from our visit to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. I have blogged many times on our various visits to Bombay Hook NWR, it is one of my favorite places to see the birds and view wildlife. I hope you enjoy my photos.

On this day we arrived at the wildlife refuge early in the morning since we spent the night in Dover Delaware. We were able to see 5-6 Clapper Rails with some chicks.



We saw lots of Egrets, some Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and there may be the juvenile Little Blue Heron too.


The Green Heron posed nicely on the fence for me.


The first Clapper Rail sighting at the beginning of the wildlife drive.


Another adult Clapper Rail with a cute chick. Their chicks are black in color.



There are two Clapper Rail chicks above, it is great to be there during the low tide to see these secretive birds come out of the grasses looking for food.


The Great Egret above with it's yellow bill and black legs. It is one of the taller egrets.


Not the clearest shot, but I think this Fox was cute that came out and sat on the wildlife drive as we went past.








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69 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my- so many wonderful critters. I've never gotten a photo of a bittern, let alone a baby - and the fox is so neat. We had the Egrets in California - one was spotted at the Wylie Slough here in Washington but it was spotted just after we left - darn. But we had a good birding day. Happy weekend.

Dee said...

So cool that you got to see a fox!

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful photos.
Have a nice weekend.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderul to see the Clapper Rail and also the chicks. Thanks for hosting Eileen and have a wonderful week ahead.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos, and I love The Snowy Egrets. Tbey are so pretty. Cute little red fox too.

Happy Saturday, and Happy Weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

how nice to see the Clapper Rail and chicks. A species I have only seena member of twice in Sweden.

Thanks for hosting. Have a great week ahead.

A Colorful World said...

Nice sightings at tis spot. Love the cute chicks, and the adorable fox!

baili said...

Glad to found you again my friend!
i see egrets here lot when we travel to the rural area while visiting to my sister in laws .
but herons i saw in my native village in winters only .
beautiful captures!
fox is cute

Sussi said...

Love the photos!

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, I think the curious cute fox came out to watch the humans passing by with their cameras! Have a beautiful weekend!

Janneke said...

Interesting critters again Eileen, but I love last photo, clear or not clear, the fox is a beauty and......difficult to catch on a photo.
Regards, Janneke

Gordon said...

That is a bird I have never seen, A Clapper rail, they don't seem to mind the mud.
Have a good weekend Eileen, take care, Gordon.

Tom said...

...we use to have a fox around here, good rabbit control.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Awww... pawhaps Mr Fox was wonderin' if you hads some foodables with?!! The clapper rail is not I bird I knew of - thanks for the intro &*> Happy weekend. YAM xx

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the different birds
The fox is also great.
Photo 2 is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

✿ chica said...

Lindas e adorei a raposinha vermelha! bsj e lindo fim de semana,chica

Christine said...

How exciting to see the Clapper Rail chicks! Great photos of them and of the Green Heron !
The fox was a super bonus sighting!
Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

The Yum List said...

Another fox shot. Seem to be a few around at the moment?

Sandra said...

it always amazes me to see the same birds so far up north as what we see here and that little fox is adorable... looks like he was posing for you

A Quiet Corner said...

I am always happy to see Egrets, and shore birds as they are only seen when we go on vacation. Now that fox is another story...we have them and they are so evasive. You, however, had a great opportunity!...:)JP

Jenn Jilks said...

You have amazing trips!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Great sightings as usual. I have never heard of the Clapper Rail, ...the black chicks are cute. Love your Green Heron capture, and the fox image. The foxes around here, eat chicks, and chickens, those little Clapper Rail chicks had better watch out! Thank you for hosting Eileen, and have a great Weekend,

Lynne said...

Cute little fox . . .
He looks like you could have picked him up and taken him home.
One more adventure of yours with wonderful sightings.

Nick V. said...

As always, lovely bird photos, Eileen, but my fave is the little fox.
Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week.

Cloudia said...

clear markings on the green heron. Great clapper shots, and the FOX!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Eileen ~ always beautiful bird photography ~ favorite, though, is the little fox ~ thanks, ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

Jeanna said...

I'd go nuts if I saw all those herons and egrets in one place. Nice that you got the fox too, much cuter than the coyotes I see.

Debbie said...

great sightings on this trip...the fox picked a beautiful spot to pose for a picture!!!

have a nice weekend eileen, many thanks for hosting!!!

Maggee said...

Maybe next year we will make a trip to Bombay Hook. It seems to be filled with plenty of wildlife. I just had a great visit to Pea Island NWR in the Outer Banks... what a great place also! I love to see the baby black Clapper Rails... very cute and fluffy still! And a Red Fox--wow!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Eileen, I have no post for Saturday's Critters today. I always enjoy your images. My pictures are still in my crashed computer and I have to get them out ---I will. I haven't taken any animal pics in the past few days been busy at home in the garden. I shall be back though.
MB

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice collection of critters

The fox is so cool. I've only seen one fox in FL...on the fairway, and I didn't have a camera with me. Of course it ran by pretty fast anyway...guess he had experience with golf balls plunking down around him

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is a neat place! You were lucky to see so many Clapper Rails. The few times I have seen them they were singles, and no chicks!

Phil Slade said...

You did well to see all those very secretive Clapper Rails Eileen.I guess getting there early makes a huge difference as a series of folk walking by wont be to their liking.

Thanks so much for your link-up today.

William Kendall said...

The fox is adorable!

Small City Scenes said...

I found some critters that I photographed just in the last few days YAY!
MB

Al said...

It looks like a great place.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant birds, and there was a Fox, lovely.

Carol Blackburn said...

Lots of sweet shots. And, isn't it great when they cooperate and sit still for you. :)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Sweet little fox! They are difficult to get a view of, never mind getting a clear photo. Lots of great photos!

Andrea

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, the Green Heron certainly did pose nicely for you, that's a lovely photograph. So too is the fox - so cute.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Klara S said...

Of course the fox is the cutest one!
Thank you for hosting.

RedPat said...

The chicks are so cute, Eileen! And that is a healthy looking fox - beautiful!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, the Clapper Rail chicks are so unusual. Thanks for sharing and hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo

italiafinlandia said...

Hi Eileen,
thanks for your kindness and thanks for hosting this meme.
Thanks for visiting my blog as well.
Have a great weekend!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the green heron !

Karen said...

That fox is so cute but does he have a twinkle in his eye like he's up to somethng? lol Have a wonderful weekend.

Rose said...

Oh, Eileen...what an abundance of wildlife you see...those babies are so, so cute.

happyone said...

Favorite this time is the White Egret.

Missy George said...

Great shots as always..even the cute Fox..he looks healthy!!! I don't know that I ever saw a green Heron..

ellen b said...

Love that fox and the green heron!

Martin Kloess said...

Great pictures. I wonder if you'd be as lucky if that last picture came first. (hee-hee)

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, nice fox. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

The fox is cute indeed! Looks like a great place to see birds.

Stewart M said...

I saw a rail this morning - called Buff Breasted - but no pictures, it was always more than half hidden in the grass.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Here it is very rare to crake chicks, I only got the chance once!
And how lucky to see this fox come and sit on the road!
This area seems a paradise!
Lovely post, warm hugs and enjoy the coming week :))))

rainfield61 said...

All the lovely critters, especially that little Fox. It is as cute as my poodle.

Alexa T said...

Hello Eileen!
These white egrets especially are gorgeous and the little fox is so adorable sitting on the wildlife drive...:) :) such great experience, to observe all of these in their natural habitat. In my walk, I just had the chance to see some doves, one black crow from distance near the pond and to hear the song of blackbirds and to record it in my little video. I always think that it is lovely to visit your amazing posts, because I can see much more and more interesting critters and, also, aspects from the stunning nature. So many thanks for this chance!
A very wonderful Sunday and new week ahead! Alexa

Giga said...

Nice to look at all the birds, especially the young ones. Lisek looks grateful. I greet and wish you a nice new week.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a cute fox! Lovely photo of the heron too

Suzanne Prickett said...

Great shot of the sweet fox, Eileen. The blue flowers are a striking back drop for his photo! And, that is a tall Egret you caught. I see them in our creek, but not close up. Your first photo of them looks similar to the banks of the creek near our house. Hope you have a very nice week!

September Violets said...

Nice shots Eileen :) The green heron is gorgeous and those little black chicks are so cute! This fox looks a lot healthier than the one you showed a while ago. Enjoy your Sunday!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic area, many birds and wildlife.. Have a great week Eileen..

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures!! today I saw a egret while I went walking in the morning...

Nora said...

Thanks so much for hosting Eileen, wow those are great photos and wow a lot of comments today!!

Mia said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, Eileen. I especially love the Green Heron and the fox who posed for you!!! Kisses, my friend.

Lois said...

That fox is pretty adorable!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love "your" critters! I've never heard of a Clapper Rail before - What a cutie they are!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos. I love egrets and herons. The fox is cute too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved seeing the rail babies -- did not know they were black! Loved the fox and all the birds as always -- the green heron picture is perfect -- frameable!