Snow Geese 2013   1 comment

The migration is underway as thousands of snow geese are on the lake at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area on the Lancaster -Lebanon border here in Pennsylvania.  I stopped by yesterday for a few hours.  The numbers of snow geese should continue to climb for at least a couple more weeks.  The Tundra Swans are still on the lake too.

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(Above) Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  Two snow geese do a fly-by over the lake.  Beautiful, powerful-looking birds.

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(Above) Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  The start of thousands of snow geese going aloft.  They fly around above the lake and then settle back down after a minute or so.  Sometimes it appears to happen for no reason.  Other times it happens when a bald eagle or some other predator flies nearby.  It’s an awesome and noisy sight to behold.

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(Above) Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  Tundra Swans fly over the lake.

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(Above) Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  Two Tundra Swans fly overhead.

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(Above) Location: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  Snow Geese flying above the lake.

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(Above) Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.  Back on the lake — some in the water, some standing on the ice.

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Posted February 16, 2013 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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  1. Great photos! Can’t wait to see them in person. I love the first shot. It must have taken incredible patience to get that one — so perfect!

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