Afternoon shoot at Forsythe NWR

We had a good morning meetup last week at Forsythe so now is time to have an afternoon/evening shoot.  This will allow us to shoot towards the north and east which you can't really do in the morning.  It will also allow us to take advantage of the afternoon golden hour at Forsythe which is far superior to the morning golden hour in my opinion.  The color temperature of the light will be dropping and shifting towards red/yellow instead of blue like during the morning hours.

Usual summer inhabitants are at the refuge now,  Herons, Egrets, Terns, Gulls, Skimmers, Sandpipers, Warblers, Osprey, and a few Oyster Catchers. Anything can show up out there though, so you never know what you'll see.

Make sure to bring insect repellant as the green heads and mosquitos are out in full force.  I would suggest at least 20 percent strength for what your going to encounter out there.  Both DEET and Picaridin work very well at those concentrations against biting insects at Forsythe NWR.

We will meet at the observation tower at the Gull Pond turn-around.  To find the tower, go past the visitor center and down the hill.  Drive past the boardwalk on your right and continue down the road.  You will see the gated enterence to Wildlife Drive on your right.  Drive past the gate and continue going straight down the road until it ends at a circle.  You will see a large observation tower in the center of that circle.  That is where we meet for all Forsythe Meetups. (GPS[masked], [masked]).

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  • Bill S.

    Not a bad meetup...light didn't cooperate but we saw a lot of stuff anyway.

    July 19

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