Nesting boxes are located throughout the refuge within feet of the wildlife drive.
The "spray and pray" method of photography is often frowned upon by serious photographers. However, sometimes it can be the only way to get a shot. Tree swallows are so fast it is nearly impossible to track the birds and grab focus. So, I've developed a technique where I position myself for the best light and background. I'll then manually focus on the birds nesting box and reposition the camera to aim a foot or two from the nesting box. Using a remote shutter release, I'll burst off several shots anticipating the birds flying into the target area - never even looking through the viewfinder.
Each spring, Tree Swallows return to the Mid-Atlantic region. When they arrive, they will fight over rights to the numerous nesting boxes located at Bombay Hook NWR.