Category Archives: Chicoteague

May/June 2021 Heron Rookery Photo Project


May/June 2021- Heron Rookery Photo Project  From 24 April until 18 June 2021 I was on the road.  One of my projects involved documenting the activity in a heron colony populated by a variety of wading birds–Great and Snowy Egrets, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Tri-color & Little Blue Herons, and a few…  
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore


Belted kingfisher

Photo Opportunities  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague Island National Seashore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Location & Management: Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge covers 14,000 acres of beach, dune, marsh, shrub and forest habitats.  The majority of the…  
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island – Trip Report Nov/Dec 2015


Squirrel gathering leaves for nest at Chincoteague

 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island Trip Report (Dec 2015) Arrived at Chincoteague, VA on Thanksgiving 2015 to spend several days with friends for the holiday. On Friday, at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, I delivered a presentation on wildlife photography as I do for the refuge at least…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (PART 7), Predicting behavior (2)


Animals are more active early I the morning and late in the day as opposed to mid-day when the light is harsh and temperatures are higher. Therefore you have the best chance to capture images that are dynamic at these times. Cameras that perform well (little noise) at higher ISOs…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (PART 5) More Tips for Locating Wildlife


CAMERA CLUBS & OTHER SOURCES OF INFO Your fellow camera club members can be helpful pointing out local hotspots for wildlife photography. At one such club meeting in Manassas where I was delivering a lecture, I learned that elk herds exist in Pennsylvania, near Benesette http://elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/drupal/ . They are typically…  
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Facts about the Assateague Island’s Wild Horses & the famous Chincoteague Ponies


Assateague Island’s Wild Horses & the famous Chincoteague Ponies. Most likely not the romantic notion that the horses are escapees from a shipwrecked Spanish Galion is not true. They are most likely descendants of domestic animals transported to Assateague Island in the 1600s to graze on marsh grasses, enabling their…  
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Wildlife Photography Programs @ Chincoteague NWR & Assateague Island National Seashore


Wildlife Photography Programs – free to public. 23 Nov 2012, 1:30 p.m. @ Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Bateman Visitor Center 24 Nov 2012, 10:30 a.m. @ Assateague Isl National Seashore, Assateague Visitors Center A Passion for Wildlife, the Stories Behind the Images by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Based on the my more…  
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