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 :

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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  6. Wow! what a sight of flying birds!

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

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

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  9. Incredible, Rebecca! This is an "event"!

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. Oh so beautiful! Our first linky party is on, we hope you can join us at:

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    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  21. 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...

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