Next on our itinerary was exploring Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve. The preserve consists of 204 acres located in Northumberland County on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay near Kilmarnock. It offers trails, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, undeveloped beaches, dune and upland forest.
We intended to photograph some Eagles, shore birds and waterfowl that we do not see in the Midlothian area. While we spotted some Eagles during lunch, they were too far away to photograph. At Hughlettt Point, there were few birds when we were there about 4:00 pm. Perhaps we needed to arrive in the early morning hours to catch more birds. We did spot some Buffleheads bobbing in the waves. Again, too far off to capture a decent photo. So we walked the 1.9 mile trail shooting landscape photos which we love to do.
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Pilings @ Merroir's
Hughlett Point marsh
Driftwood on the Chesapeake Bay
Some more driftwood on the shore.
Late afternoon sun over the marsh.
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