Gone to the BIRDS

Every year about this time the Canadian Geese, Snow Geese and Tundra Swans are on their great migration NORTH to Canada. There is a Wildlife Preserve called Middle Creek which is in northern Lancaster Co., PA. As many as 80,000 to 100,000 birds could be resting here and waiting favorable winds. They are a week late this year due to the cold. The lake at the wildlife area is about 80% iced over. The othe two times I went there it was ice free. For comparison, the last two or three years crocus and mini-Lilacs were in bloom now. Today they are barely sticking shoots up.

First two pictures are from 2008 with a large migration:


Two Swans a Mating.  For this shot I used my 1300mm lens:


Scrambled fighter group of Snow Geese:


A group of Canadian Geese and Tundra Swans.:

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