Birds In Flight at Bombay Hook NWR

I enjoy photographing birds, even more so the challenge of photographing them in flight.  My recent visit to Bombay Hook NWR did not disapoint.

At the start of the wildlife drive, I was immediately welcomed by an American Bald Eagle.

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American Bald Eagle

 

After the thrill of clicking away, I had hopes that this was a sign of more good things to come.

It was.  It turned out to be an awesome day practicing flight photography.

 

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Tundra Swans

 

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Great Blue Heron

 

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Mallards (male & female)

 

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Northern Harrier

 

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Another Northern Harrier

 

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Bufflehead (female)

 

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Northern Shovelers

 

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Snow Geese

 

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American Bald Eagle (with nesting material in tow)

 

 

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American Black Ducks

 

 

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Northern Pintails

 

Happy weekend, everyone!

 

43 thoughts on “Birds In Flight at Bombay Hook NWR

  1. I love every one of these photos! Beautiful, well timed, and interesting to view. Last year I went to Bombay Hook but did not see any of the birds that you did this time. Only a few Canada Geese.

  2. Amazing photos Donna! I love the Northern Harriers and the female ruddy with reflection. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Absolutely fantastic captures. It is definitely challenging photographing birds in-flight …. I take that back, challenging getting an in focus shot 😆 I have hundreds of photos of birds in-flight which look more like a blurry blah lol!

    • Thanks Ingrid! It is hard to lock in on focus when firing, that’s what I love about their flight challenge. 🙂 And boy oh boy, I trash many that are blurry also, lol.

  4. An absolutely beautiful selection of ‘Birds in Flight’. I know how challenging this is and do not consider myself a bird photographer because I have not mastered it like you have! Great post!

    • Thanks Jerry! It had been a while since I’d been back to Bombay Hook, I had forgotten how really nice it is, the wildlife drive is about 12 miles around. You would love it, I hope you get to visit some day!

    • Thanks Cornell! The Snow Geese do look gentle, but boy oh boy, you should here them honk! Loud isn’t a strong enough word, lol. I love Northern Pintails, their contrast, sharp coloring is amazingly beautiful. My best NPintails closeup photos in flight to date so I am so tickled! 🙂

  5. Oh Donna, you have excelled yourself here, what a beautiful showcase of flight shots, and what a variety. It is the kind of place I would want to catch a flight to immediately:-) It is also good to see the similarity of some of your northern species with our southern ones.

    • Thanks Ashley! Knowing your love of refuges and parks, you’d be thrilled with Bombay I’m sure. It was a much needed day out to be with nature for me! How blessed a day it was! 🙂

  6. amazing! I cant imagine the challenge of photographing a moving target! i love the photo of the bufflehead, as you can see a perfect reflection in the lake below! thank you for your post

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