Prime Hook NWR – 2017 Fall Foliage

I visited Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware this past weekend and photographed not only birds but also the beginnings of the fall foliage.  It was so refreshing to see the splashes of yellow, orange, and red.

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DSC_7222-1 11517“Hidden Beauty”


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Even Poison Ivy turns colorful in the fall.  Makes it easy to spot to stay away!


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Empty Osprey nest in tree, hopefully survives through the winter to be occupied by Osprey once again.


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I got lucky spotting a few White-tailed Deer (females) roaming about eating.

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I’ll share the birds I photographed at Prime Hook NWR in my upcoming posts.

Well, geez, I could share one now, right?  🙂  Okay!


The Tufted Titmouse lives year round in much of the eastern half of the United States in woodlands below 2,000 feet elevation.  They are also common visitors at feeders and can be found in backyards, parks, and orchards.

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Tufted Titmouse

An interesting fact, Tufted Titmice often line the inner cup of their nest with hair, sometimes plucked directly from a live animal including raccoons, opossums, mice, woodchucks, squirrels, rabbits, livestock, pets, and even humans.

More Prime Hook NWR birds coming……


36 thoughts on “Prime Hook NWR – 2017 Fall Foliage

  1. Beautiful photos! I love the mood of the Fall day – not super brilliant colors, as this wasn’t a great Fall for colors – but they reflect nature’s ‘true’ colors, which is even better. I love the red berries also! As always, thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful! I love seeing the fall colors. Those fall colors are hard to find in Phoenix. These cactus don’t seem to want to turn and remain green 😄

    • Thank you Denise! Prime Hook is just over 40 miles directly south of Bombay Hook, also along the Delaware’s marshes and coastline. I’m presently only 10 miles from Prime Hook and this was my first visit there. I had a wonderful time taking in the colors, birds, and smells of Fall. Awwwww…… 🙂

  3. Absolutely lovely! No poison ivy here, but our poison oak also turns lovely colors. So glad to see you’re getting out and about with the camera! Even more glad you’re sharing your images here. Lots of downpours here with some strong wind gusts. Feels very much like winter as I watch the leaves being blown like large colorful snowflakes in the air.

    • Thanks Gunta! I love the sight of leaves being blown around, love your ‘like large colorful snowflakes in the air”! It was good to get out even at a slow pace. The smell of fall is so refreshing! 🙂

  4. Living in the south, as I do, it is truly refreshing to see the beautiful fall foliage. Thank you for these wonderful pictures, Donna.

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