A Perfect Swarm|
Snow Geese at Middle Creek, PA
|March 6, 2011|
The March 4, 2011, count of snow geese at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania, was 60,000 (down from the 80,000 of a few days ago), fewer than the two previous years, but magnificent all the same. (Tundra swans at 4500 were up, and I have to put up a Middle Creek tundra swan page.)
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The following shows how a swarm maintains itself: On the left, rows of snow geese lift off from the lake to join those already flying.
The swarm in motion.
The large versions of the photos are here.
Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the Sigma 150-500mm lens, for these photos, taken on 4 March 2011.
Following is a list of my photos and videos from Middle Creek 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Snow geese video: Swarm Motion (3.8 megs) | Every Which Way Swarm (5.5 megs)
Snow geese photos: Swarms (larger-size images) | Challenged flying
MIDDLE CREEK 2010
Snow geese video: Brief swarm (1.6 megs) | Complex swarm (8 megs)
Snow geese photos: Near and far and highlights
MIDDLE CREEK 2009
Snow geese video: Flyby (3.8 megs) | Swarm (15 megs)
Snow geese photos: Incoming! | Swarm sequence | Bands
My Pennsylvania bird list | Snow geese and Blue snow geese closeups
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