Saturday's Critters #192

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These are some images from our last visit to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. On this day we saw a lot of birds, awesome sightings of the Purple Martins, Great Egrets, Mallard and ducklings, American Avocets, a few sightings of a Red Fox.


The Purple Martin houses are close to the visitor center.



This Red Fox was laying right on the wildlife drive. I think it is a young one and looked sick.


A view of one of the ponds and some Great Egrets and Canada Geese.



I believe this is a Mallard with her ducklings.



The American Avocets, a pretty shorebird.




I have much more from our visit to Bombay Hook NWR, we visited for two days. There is always so much to see.  I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!









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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Comments

Dee said…
Awwwwwwwwwwww...my heart breaks for that little fox. He doesn't look well at all. I hope he (or she) will be okay.
Tom said…
...quite the Purple Martin condo.
Beautiful series.
Best regards!
i love the MArtin houses and all the many birds in this post are marvellous Eileen. Yes the ox does look a bit sick. Thanks for hosting and have a awonderful weekend
Crissi said…
Oh yes, this little fox is sick - you can see that on the fur!
Enjoy your weekend
Embrace of Crissi
Marleen said…
Great photos Eileen. I love the Purple Martin houses!
Yamini MacLean said…
Hari OM
Avocets of the Euro kind have become a tad rare and I long to see one... yours are indeed pretty!!! YAM xx
Nancy Chan said…
Cute and pretty houses for the Purple Martins. I hope the young fox gets well. If only we have more lakes with birds near my area. Have a blessed weekend!
NatureFootstep said…
cool village for the Martins. Yes, the fox looks sick to me to. Love the Avocets. Not long now till I will post the Australian Avocet, it has a different coloring. Stunning bird species :) :)
Hello,

Beautiful birds and photos!
Poor little red fox, and it looked not well. Here we can hear them in the evening, and they are looking for my neigbours rabbits ;)

Happy Weekend!
Lynne said…
Interesting Purple Martin house feature . . .
A "tiny house" for each . . .

I think, as well, the fox looks ill . . .
A look of helplessness tugs at my heart . . ,
✿ chica said…
Muito lindas e adorei ver a raposa vermelha! Bem diferente ! beijos, lindo fim de semana! chica
Sandra said…
the sick fox looks so sweet and precious.. and I love the bird house gourds
Christine said…
Hello Eileen. How clever to create a housing development like that for the purple Martins!
Poor little fox doesn't look good so I hope someone helps it.
Lovely photos of the ducklings with mom and of the American Avocets!
THanks for hosting and happy weekend!
Mary Cromer said…
Thank you for hosting this great meme Eileen.
I think that you are right about the young Red Fox. It may be the beginning stages of Sarcopic Mange which can devastate an entire Red Fox family. If they can be captured, they can be treated and re-released, but that is not so easy.
The Purple Martin housing is much like a man has near us. He has I forget some 15 to 20 setups like that and he get hundreds of Martins every year. He said that one of the worst thing to happen with them, of all things is Great Horned Owls. They know the Martins are in the holes and they will fly to the entrance and grab them as they please. I would have never guessed that~
Have a great weekend~
Gordon said…
Great shots again Eileen, really impressed with the Avocets, never seen so many in one flock.
Take care, have a good weekend, Gordon.
Karen said…
Wonderful photos. I have only seen one fox in Indiana. They are beautiful animals.
Lea said…
Great wildlife photos, especially the last one!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Phil Slade said…
Hi Eileen. There are an amazing number of Purple Martin homes there. It would be nice to know that they are all ocupied. Also, what a stunning collection of American Avocets - so heartening to see.

Thanks for the link-up today, and enjoy your weekend.
Connie Smiley said…
You see some beautiful sights, Eileen! Thanks for sharing them with us. I love the poor little fox.

Hope you have a great weekend!
magnoliasntea said…
What a sad little fox. :(
Have a great weekend.
Cloudia said…
Thanks for the wonderful shots, Eileen. wishing YOU a fine weekend!
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen; How cute the Purple Martin homes look♫♫♫ Oh, the sweet little red fox must not be in good shape.
I REALLY wish to see the unique American Avocets, with their amazingly long beak :-) Beautiful nature always ease our minds♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*
Nick V. said…
Quite modern bird houses, Eileen! I hope a vet is looking after that little fox!
Thanks for hosting.
Love those avocets! Hope the fox obtained treatment for whatever ailed it.
Lois said…
That poor little fox looks so miserable. I hope it got some help. Your pictures are lovely.
Maggee said…
Oh my gosh!! LOOK at all those Avocets! Wow! I am going to Pea Island NWR in NC this coming week, and hopefully will see some there! I hope that fox is okay, or will get better. Not normal to just be on the road like that. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie said…
awwww, the fox does not look well!!

how exciting to see so many egrets and american avocets, all gathered together. the avocets are a pretty shorebird!!!!!
carol l mckenna said…
Hope the little fox recovers ~ Beautiful nature photography as always ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^
I'm joining in after a break away from linking up with Saturday Critters. Love those purple martin houses. What a large group of avocets. Have a good weekend.
happyone said…
I agree, the fox doesn't look all that well.
Wow that is some apartment complex for the Purple Martins. : )
Will be back later in the day to link up with Saturday's Critters.
William Kendall said…
Avocets are a new one to me.
Linda said…
Beautiful captures, Eileen! Here in the Montreal area, there are several Purple Martin bird houses high up, and near the waterfront. It is so lovely to see! I hope you are having a great weekend.
June Caedmon said…
Great captures, Eileen! That fox does look a bit under the weather. I hope mamma came to help. Have a great weekend!
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) Impressive accommodation for the Purple Martins, I haven't seen little houses like that anywhere else. Lovely shot of the large group of American Avocets,..they are such handsome birds, and the view of the pond with the Great Egrets is beautiful. I hope someone helps the sickly looking young fox, it clearly is unable to care for itself,...so sad!
Nora said…
Wow those martin houses are really different from our houses here for the martins. We use wooden ones.
The purple martins are amazing and the poor little fox doesn't look at all happy :(
Have a lovely Sunday Eileen.
photodoug said…
Eileen, nice collection of shore birds plus Purple Martin actiivity. Thanks for sharing.
Oh it's sad to see that little fox looking so pitiful. They are such beautiful animals! Love seeing all the Martin boxes and they neat wading birds. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the party! Hugs!
krishna said…
The poor little fox.. he looks really sick.. :(
Jo said…
Hello Eileen, neat houses for the Purple Martins. The red fox does look sick, poor thing. Thanks for hosting this meme. I've linked up. Happy Saturday to you. Jo
rupam sarma said…
Hello, Loved your beautiful post. Thanks for all photos.
~ Have a nice weekend ~
Sad...hope the fox recovered!

Love the Martin Condo!!!!
Bob Bushell said…
I love the fox, and I love the homes for the Martin, beautiful.
RedPat said…
That dear wee fox doesn't look too good. Poor thing. I love seeing all the purple martins, Eileen!
Wonderful photos, Eileen - love the purple martins. Poor little fox. Hope you have a lovely week! xx Karen
Carol Blackburn said…
I've never seen anything like those Purple Martin houses with that thin rectangular opening. Amazing. Their shape reminded me of a gourd. Pretty cool how they live in a community like that.
GreenComotion said…
Love the Red Fox, in particular.
And, the other critters.
Just bought Chaka a Red Fox Squeaky Toy yesterday and we are all loving it.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Happy Weekend, Eileen!
Peace :)
Poor little fox! I hope the wildlife people come and give it some assistance! Love the avocets, and those purple marten houses remind me of my ad who used to put them up!
Our photos said…
Very nice ! I love the bird houses !
That is one amazing purple martin complex!! It must be crazy busy there during nesting season. That poor little fox really doesn't look well :( Maybe the authorities will catch him and check his vitals.
Loved the group of avocet birds, how pretty they look in a large group like that with all their muted colours. Nice to visit you again Eileen and hope you're enjoying the last weeks of summer!
Wendy
Florence said…
Poor little fox; I hope he gets well.

Avocets are so beautiful!
Betty Manousos said…
aw, that little fox caught my eye! poor thing...

another great series of photos, eileen. thanks so much for hosting.

i hope you're having a wonderful weekend~:))
Martin Kloess said…
Thank you for the treasure of these delightful photos.
awwwwwwwwwwwww poor widdle fox
My grandfather built Martin houses / this post reminded me of that; he had two out in their back yard for them :)
The Yum List said…
The fox has a lovely red coat but does look a little malnourished.
rainfield61 said…
Beautiful birds, but sad about the Fox.

And lucky my mushrooms are. Your birds never eat them.
Linda said…
Lovely birds! I feel sorry for the little fox.
I love seeing all the Martin's - Something I don't see that much at all. I am sorry to see such a young fox not feeling well, and I hope he's regained his health.

Are you all set to see the eclipse on Monday?
♥ Anni ♥ said…
Thanks once again for doing your narration and sharing the wonderful photos this weekend Eileen. We birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' are always appreciative.
A Quiet Corner said…
Terrific pix of this place for sure, Eileen!! I have never seen mallard chicks up close so that was a treat along with the swarm in the first photo...made me gasp!!...:)JP
Ela said…
Beautiful photos, Eileen !! I love the purple martins !!
Happy weekend !
Nice shots.. But poor fox!!! :-(

Have a great week ahead Eileen..
Giga said…
Beautiful place to admire the birds. Lisek lovely and it would be a shame if he was ill. Regards.
Linda W. said…
Those are unusual birdhouses! That poor little fox does look sick...but I guess you really can't mess with nature.
Martin houses are interesting to me. A neighbor has them in their yard, and there is a company several miles from my home that makes them. I should look up martins, because I really don't know how to recognize them. I'm sad for animals like the little fox, and hope that somehow he can be helped. That is a nice looking group of American Avocets. Have a great week ahead, Eileen.
I love the purple martin houses! The poor fox doesn't look well though...
Rose said…
Oh, that poor little fox...it sure does look like it feels awful. I sure feel sorry for an animal like that.

Wonderful images, Eileen! Always fun to see what you post here.
I love martin houses (and the birds too of course) and all those wonderful avocets -- they are gorgeous -- and I've never been lucky enough to see that many at once. And I know that birders probably sometimes hate foxes, but he is really such a beautiful animal -- he just shines and seems to have such beautiful eyes. our Colorado kids used to have a den in a vacant field next door to them; we loved watching. But sadly they are developing the field, so no more foxes.
Felicia said…
Awwww the little fox is so sweet.
roth phallyka said…
The fox has a lovely red coat but does look a little malnourished.


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That poor baby fox! I hope they can capture him and treat whatever he has. Foxes are such beautiful animals. The purple martin condos look really neat. We have a lot of purple martins at our farm. I love to see them dive into our pond for food. Have a lovely week Eileen. Christa
italiafinlandia said…
Nice captures, Eileen. The red fox is my favourite, even if it looks so miserable...or perhaps because of that...
Have a nice week!
Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of all the birds. I especially love the little fox.
Best regards, Synnöve
Naomi Moore said…
Can't wait for Saturday! I'm excited to join this :D
Oh dear the fox doesn't look too healthy ...
Love the purple martin houses!

All the best Jan
Jeanie said…
Poor sweet fox doesn't look well at all. I hope he was just having a bad day.

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