Monday, March 4, 2013

Are We There Yet?

They come in by the thousands 
as a cacophony of barking and honking fills the air. 


Here, they take brief respit during their 3,000 mile 
trek from their wintering grounds 
enroute to their nesting grounds 
in the Arctic tundra.


Families travel together. 
Flying at an altitude of almost 3,000 feet 
they cover 50 miles per hour.


While feeding on the ground, 
lookouts keep a watch for predators. 
Upon sighting a threat, 
they call out 
encouraging the entire flock to take flight. 



This is a Snow Goose Migration.
A pretty amazing sight.


Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
100 Museum Road, Stevens PA 17578
Numbers typically peak the first week of March.

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28 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They look like a big wave of little dots. FYI, the Middle Creek Gallery is password protected.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Wow. I bet that is quite the sight to see in person. We don't get any kind of massive flight migration here like that. I don't think you are too far away from me, so I might have to plan out a road trip one year to experience this in person!

Kathy said...

Aren't they amazing? You need to really see this in person to truly appreciate the magnitude and beauty! Great job.

Out on the prairie said...

Magnificent catch!

Anonymous said...

Wow - so incredible!

RamblingRound said...

What a capture! I had no idea that so many traveled together.

Pearl said...

wow, amazing sight. far I knew. I didn't realize they could fly so fast.

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! what a sight of flying birds!

Tamar SB said...

What amazing shots!!

Susan said...

Amazing photos!!

Kim Cunningham said...

This is incredibly, really! I can't imagine witnessing this. How great that you were camera ready!

Genie Robinson said...

These pictures are awesome. Never have I seen anything like them. Amazing and so beautiful. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. genie

Jesh St Germain said...

Incredible, Rebecca! This is an "event"!

tinajo said...

Beautiful images! :-)

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Snow Geese. I have been to Middle Creek to see the Geese and I was amazed. Great post!

Jeanne said...

Such amazing shots of these snow geese! Thank you for sharing!

Verna Lantz said...

Wow. What a stunning sight. Such a privilege for you to see it.

Coombe Mill said...

Those are stunning photos, you must have had to lie in waiting for those

Tanya Breese said...

wow, what an incredible thing to witness...awesome shots!!

debi said...

beautiful in so many ways.

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Oh my goodness, I had to look at this because the first of January, we had maybe a couple hundred behind our house on the golf course and I was thrilled and posted about it, but this is soooo much better and your shots are just beautiful. Mine were with an Iphone, so you know the quality wasn't there. Love this!

Lynne said...

These are beautiful shots. I would love to see this in person. What a wonderful sight! My favorite is the last shot where they look like they are their own little cloud. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Next time be sure and leave the URL to your blog too!

Carletta said...

What wonderful sights you've captured Rebecca!
Would love to see that.

Kay said...

Beautiful shots! This would be a wonderful sight! We get plenty of Canada geese here, but nothing like the numbers you've shot. This is quite a treat.

Jan n Jer said...

Amazing sight! Great capture

Deanna said...

Oh I am sure this is a sight you don't soon forget...how amazing and how wonderful that you captured this on your camera. Wonderful!!

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Have a beautiful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's just amazing, I can imagine the noise from all of them... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #5' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #6...