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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania.  Handheld, 1/250th sec., f/6.7, 280mm, ISO 200.

For two to three weeks every March, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is one of Pennsylvania’s best destinations for waterfowl viewing and photography.  That’s when snow geese stop to rest and feed during their journey northward to the Arctic Circle.  The management area and lake provide a relatively safe haven, and the corn fields in Lancaster and Lebanon counties allow for easy foraging during the day.  As a result, up to 100,000 geese can descend upon the area in any given year.  This past March was considered a “poor” year, with an estimate of only 60,000 snow geese dropping by.


Posted April 13, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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