Fresh Snow at Bombay Hook NWR

January 10, 2017  •  2 Comments

Conny and I ventured out to Bombay Hook NWR this week after Delaware's first snow of the year.  There was about five inches of fresh snow on the ground and it made for some beautiful winter scenes.  Bombay Hook NWR is located near Smyrna, Delaware and it has become one of our favorite places to photograph wildlife.  It is a huge area full of diverse wildlife.  

Greeted by FoxOur official greeter to Bombay Hook NWR

Despite the 12 degree temperature this guy looked like he was out for a morning stroll.  Foxes at Bombay Hook are inquisitive and not to shy.  There have been problems in the past with visitors feeding them.  The staff at the Wildlife Reserve have been on the lookout and the practice seems to have stopped.  Everyone is fully aware these beautiful animals need to hunt and fend for themselves to survive.

Didn't take long for our friend to finish checking us out and he was off into the tall grass.  We saw a group of young Fox Kitts earlier in the year.  Wonder if this is one of them?  

There are several sections of the wildlife reserve.  Tidal pools and open water are abundant.  The snow and ice give the landscape a wonderful contrasting look.  

Birds are easy to spot with bare trees.  Here a Cardinal is posed for a photo.

Here a White-Throated Sparrow is trying to stay warm.  

Starlings group together for a photo.


All in all it was a productive trip to Bombay Hook NWR.  By the time we had left the temperature had risen to a balmy 15 degrees.  Time to go grab a coffee and see how the photos came out.







Wayland Bauer(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!
Patti Bunch(non-registered)
I love your photo's and thank you for sharing your wonderful work so that I can enjoy it!
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