Mar 12 2011

Snow of two kinds

Published by at 7:30 am under Water and Shore,Weather & Sky


Snow is discouraging.  Snow geese are not.

When snow geese are on the move in Pennsylvania, spring is right around the corner.

On March 9 there were 50,000 snow geese at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

If the snow doesn’t stop me, I’ll see them tomorrow.   (Yay!  The snow is melting today.)

(photo by Kim Steininger)

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3 Responses to “Snow of two kinds”

  1. faith cornellon 12 Mar 2011 at 9:22 am

    Lucky you, it is beautiful to see. Saw 1 egg in Harrisburg few minutes ago. Spring is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Marcy Con 12 Mar 2011 at 8:11 pm

    After seeing Kim’s beautiful photo, I looked back at the ones I took back in 2008. If you have never been to Middlecreek, you need to go at least once in your lifetime. You walk among the geese and it’s amazing how many there are…To see the entire flock take off and land either on the water or land is breathtaking. The best is right at dusk when everything is coming in and landing in the water for the night. Nice bonuses are the other waterfowl, tundra swans, short-eared owls, woodcock and the 2 resident adult bald eagles…plus you never know who you will see waving at you on top of the hill…ONLY Kate!!! Sounds like you got to see a Ross Goose…I saw on PAbirds…it was a beautiful day here, hope it was there…

  3. Mary Ann Pikeon 15 Mar 2011 at 8:27 am

    I spent several hours yesterday at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management area. It is so amazing to see that many birds together at one time. It’s even amazing just to listen to all of the sounds that they make…there is a constant background noise of the birds calling. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of tundra swans and snow geese, but I was also excited to see a lot of smaller water birds…male and female Common Mergansers, male and female Ringnecks, a male Northern Shoveler, a Greater Scaup (I think), a Horned Grebe, and several other birds that I wasn’t sure of. It was a good way to end our long weekend in east/central PA that involved getting around a lot of flooded areas (Susquehanna, Conemaugh, and Junita rivers were all high, with some roads flooded).

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