Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge - DE

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  1. lvcrtrs

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    Tried to make use of the nice weather on Sunday before the clouds and rain returned. Never been here before. Long ride for us, 1 1/2 hours each way. Not so much going on, but they say mid-April the Spring critter start the big return. Saw a few things and need help with one ID. I think I had the CPL on most of the time. It really worked for the fish shots. All with the 70-300. Some are really big crops.

    1. Anyone know?
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    2. Tree Swallows? Closest thing I could find on the web.
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    3. Red winged blackbird
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    4. GBH in flight
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    5. GBH
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    7. We could hear and see splashing out in the marsh. Figured it was fish. They must be in some really shallow areas when do that.
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    8. Again, don't know what kind of fish, but at these control gates that let water in/out the marshes from the DE bay were tons of fish. The water was coming out and they were all going against it.
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    First one is a yellow legs I dont know if its greater or lesser, #2 is tree swallows like you thought. Good shots, i like the composition in 5.
     
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    I agree with MHarvey on the bird I.D's

    Nice set!!!
     
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    Great Shots especially the last one
     
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    I have yet to capture a Trees Swallow....in flight or perching. Nice job.
     
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    Nice shots. the fish look like carp from what I can see of them.
     
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    Very nice shots. If its not too far for you Edwin B. Forsythe NWR near Atlantic City NJ has some great stuff too. I've been there twice and plan on going back again soon.
     
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    scubbabear - you're right, I had called the refuge and asked them and they had said carp!
    Jafo - I wrote down your info on EBF NWR. I always have a "summer things to do" file to go to for weekends so I really appreciate the info.
     
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    Man, that many carp on the refuge is a huge problem. . .wonder why they aren't attempting to get rid of them?? Maybe they are, but damn. . .Nice pics by the way. . .
     
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    I love the second egret shot, but this photo is very nice and unique. Very nice capture!!!:thumbup:


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