Early morning nature shoot in Bombay Hook Delaware

Stretching eight miles along Delaware Bay and covering 16,251 acres, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge should be a standard for every Delaware Photographer. A large chunk of the refuge is tidal salt marsh with a mix of cordgrass meadows, mud flats, tidal pools, rivers, creeks, and tidal streams. The upland area includes forests, freshwater impoundments, brushy and timbered swamps, and fields of herbaceous plants. Lots of great stuff to shoot. Folks with those really big (and expensive) lenses, this is a perfect place for you.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was not able to attend this. Now I am going there this Sunday 4/7/2013 @ sunrise or shortly after. Let me know if anyone is interested.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So where are the photos? I've got a few to post. Beautiful area!

    March 30, 2013

    • Fuzzy

      Kerry, look at top right, next to "Stretching eight miles along Delaware Bay and covering 16,251 acres, " where it says "upload" in blue or look in Photos section of site.

      March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Fuzzy!

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time On Saturday! Sorry I didn't run into anyone on the shoot. Great location that I have never been to before. Thank you and nice to meet a few of you this morning at the visitor building.
    ~Colleen

    April 1, 2013

  • Fuzzy

    Great shoot. Takes some perseverance to find some of the shots but always comes though.

    March 30, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Great shoot today thanks to my driver and guide, fuzzy. Got some good bird shots!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time today. Sorry I didn't run into anyone on the shoot. Great location that I have never been to before. Thank you and nice to meet a few of you this morning at the visitor building.
    ~Colleen

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a little late:( see you closer to. 8 am

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You can avoid the Rt. 1 bridge toll by taking St. George's Bridge. Where are we all meeting? This is my first trip out. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    March 28, 2013

    • Parsh M.

      Colleen, as you enter Bombay Hook, there is a park office (where there are self serve pay envelopes and some guide maps). Let us all meet there at 8:30

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work tomorrow. I do definitely want to photograph there, will likely go on Sunday or next week.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh boy! One of my favorite spots to shoot! Here's a link to some IR and wildlife shots taken there. http://www.flickr.com/photos/franceshaskins/5740881859/in/set-72157627130951917/

    Sunrise might be worth the extra effort to get there early!

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent.

      March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to cancel due to last minute conflict - hope to attend next time.

    March 26, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    Howdy! Has anyone started a carpool conversation? I'm in Wilmington and could drive or ride! Yaprak?

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this trip. Have other commitment,
    Everyone have a great time.

    March 24, 2013

  • Fuzzy

    One additional item about Bombay Hook admission taken from the FAQs: "The entrance fee ($4.00) is self-serve."

    March 23, 2013

  • Parsh M.

    Some information on Bombay Hook Trails.

    Saltmarsh Boardwalk Trail http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/PDF/Boardwalk%20trail.pdf

    Bear Swamp Trail
    http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/PDF/BombayHookTrailCMYK.pdf


    If you don't feel like going on the trails and would rather just stay in your car - Auto Tour http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/PDF/bombay_hook_auto_tour.pdf

    See you soon...

    March 21, 2013

  • Yaprak S.

    You can avoid that toll by taking the old bridge and get back on Rt. 1 by Odessa. If you take Rt. 72 South all the way, you will get to that bridge. Also the exit by Boyds Corner, which is the last exit before the toll on both bouds, is 25 cents.

    March 21, 2013

  • Kim Hale G.

    So sorry to miss this one, but I have a shoot later that morning. Looking forward to seeing the pictures posted!

    March 18, 2013

  • Fuzzy

    I'm looking forward to it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Fuzzy

    Parsh, on the weekend the toll on RT 1 is $2.00 instead of $1.00.

    March 18, 2013

  • Parsh M.

    Though I suspect some of us will carpool, here are directions to Bombay Hook.

    From Wilmington and Newark

    Take Route 1 South (Christiana exit) (toll road $1.00)
    From Route 1 South take exit 114 (Smyrna- South exit)
    RT 13 North will be a right turn at the end of the exit ramp at a traffic light.
    Turn right at the next light on to Road 12 East (Smyrna-Leipsic Road)
    This road merges with Route 9 South (5 miles)
    Turn left onto Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge entrance

    From the South - Washington, DC Area

    Take I-95 North to Washington, DC Beltway
    Take Route 50 East over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
    Take 301 North
    Take Route 300 East to Smyrna
    Take Route 13 South
    Turn left on Route 12 East (Symrna-Leipsic Road) and proceed until it merges with Route 9 (5 miles). Stay on Route 9 south.
    Turn left on Whitehall Neck Road which ends at the Refuge entrance

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend the Bombay Hook meet-up. Although I am on your mailing list I am not yet a dues paying member. What is necessary to enable me to attend the Bombay Hook meetup?

    March 18, 2013

    • Parsh M.

      First meetup is always free but from the second meetup on, everyone is expected to pay the yearly dues.

      March 18, 2013

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