Back on Apr 11, 2013 I visited a different area of Barnegat Bay that was only five minutes from my house. I have lived near there for 11 years and never knew it was a wildlife refuge.
My first visit there was very rewarding even though it was a cloudy, rainy day and again, the forecast was for partly sunny. So it really wasn’t snowing at the bay. I got to see a Snowy Egret fishing right near the marsh and also got to see some Laughing Gulls.
The Snowy Egret was realy putting on a show for me and it figures it was a dark, gloomy day ad my old SIgma 70-300 lens was acting up and refusing to focus. Anyway, I did manage to get some salvageable photos though.