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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

October 22, 2009

We took the day off to go to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge just outside Smyrna, Delaware.  It was an incredibly beautiful day with birds and reptiles and caterpillars everywhere we went.  We saw a huge pumpkin field on the way and more wooly bear caterpillars crossing the road than we could keep track of.  The fall colors were not peak yet but there were some spectacular colors starting to show.  The bird of the day was a Bob White.  We saw about 10 of them cross the road.  It was fantastic…we never see them.  There was a massive raft of snow geese hanging out on the refuge…the line of geese seemed to go for miles.  Here’s some pictures from the day and the rest of the gallery is here.  It was a fun day birding with Jordan and Keith.  We only wish Erin would have been with us!  Then we probably would have seen the screech owl.

Just a quick note to give full photography credit to Keith – the picture of the lesser yellowlegs…the last picture is his–it’s fantastic with the reflection in the water!

Highlights from our trip list include:  Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Merlin, American Kestral, Belted Kingfisher, Snow Geese, Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Bob White, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, and lots more!

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  1. Danni permalink
    October 22, 2009 1:31 pm

    Wow! It sounds like you had a fabulous day, and your bird list for the day is exciting! I’m so glad the weather held out for you guys.

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