Mar 16 2014

At Middle Creek

Published by at 5:00 am under Migration,Water and Shore

Tundra swans atMiddle Creek, 14 Mar 2014 (photo by Dave Kerr)

Though the lake at Middle Creek is ice-covered, snow geese and tundra swans are here in great numbers.

I say “here” because I’m at Middle Creek this morning.  I was considering the 8-hour round trip when Dave Kerr’s photos from Friday convinced me it was worthwhile.

Here are my favorites: three tundra swans landing, a string of snow geese …

Snow geese in flight, Middle Crek 14 Mar 14 (photo by Dave Kerr)

… and the glance.

A pair of tundra swans glances at each other, Middle Creek 14 Mar 14 (photo by Dave Kerr)

 

(photos by Dave Kerr)

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2 Responses to “At Middle Creek”

  1. Mary Ann Pikeon 17 Mar 2014 at 8:52 am

    I would highly recommend visiting Middle Creek if you’ve never been there. I’ve been there twice in my life, and the sight of thousands of tundra swans and snow geese on the lake (which was not frozen the two times I’ve been there) is truly spectacular. You can’t imagine the constant noise from the birds. And, you can also see at least a dozen or more species of ducks when you are there in the smaller ponds on the property.

  2. Janet Campagnaon 17 Mar 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I talked to my Mom in Reading, PA last night. My brother had taken her to Middle Creek Sunday A.M.. She said when the geese landed on the lake, it looked as if someone had decorated the entire lake with whipped cream. Sounds spectacular.

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