Spring at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Spring at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Smyrna Delaware
One of the benefits of shooting all over the state is getting to pop in to some of the places that always provide us great photos. High on that list is Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, just outside of Smyrna, DE. This year we’ve gotten to experience all four seasons there, and now that spring has arrived, eggs are hatching, birds are dotting the skies and colors and wildlife are exploding there.
On the road home from a meeting we decided to detour to catch the baby foxes that have been rumored, and finally track down some of the owls that have been spotted all winter but have eluded us. It was a brief trip, but pure gold. Not one, but two barred owls gave us a private session, responding to our calls. Having known of their presence for months, it was a great surprise for us that they came out to play just before sunset.
Being the photography geeks that we are, we often bring new equipment to places like this to put them to the test. These amazing lenses were tested by the presence of osprey, mallards, red-tailed hawks, egrets, blue heron, several bald eagles, barred owls, a screech owl, red foxes and newly arriving shorebirds, all in just one brief evening at the refuge.
Bombay Hook will have several portions under construction starting June 1st but we still play to drop-by when we are in the area. Keep an eye out for more wedding photography posts, A visit to one of the largest heron refuges on the east coast and of course, more portraits!
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