Saturday, March 03, 2012

Blizzard of Snows: Middle Creek WMA

Middle Creek Dawn

A mixture of Canada Geese, Tundra Swans, and assorted ducks rest on the lake while skiens of Snow Geese pass overhead.

While the sun was still hidden behind the eastern hills the Snow Geese rose from the lake in unison.

Willard and I visited Middle Creek Friday, 3-2-12.  The PGC estimate placed the snow goose count at 65,000 - 70,000 birds and cautions that the birds may be moving on at any time.  If you wish to view this amazing annual spectacle you should do so as soon as possible and check the latest reports or call ahead if you have far to travel.

The synchronized flight of thousands of geese is an amazing sight to behold. 

For a more in depth read check out the excellent information found in Joe Kosack's PGC news release.


Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW!! What a spectacle. I would love to see something like that.

Bob Shank said...

Coy, I love these photographs! They really give us a sense of what seeing so many Snow Geese at one time must be like to witness! I love that first photo of the sunrise!


Elaine said...

What a wonderful experience that must have been! I've seen large numbers of the snow geese that overwinter in the Skagit Valley in Washington, but to see so many rise from the lake at one time would leave me shaking.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fabulous experience! Wonderful!

Montanagirl said...

That first shot is just breathtaking. Seeing all those Geese is just spectacular. The same thing occurs over at "Freeze-Out Lake" here in Montana. We've never driven way over there to see it, however.