Snow Geese
at Middle Creek
March 28, 2010

The snow goose staging point at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania, is over, with most of the geese on their way north. I'd like to share two of my favorite photos from the past two years.

Here's a snow goose in exquisite landing style.

Snow goose landing

The following (from 2009) is somewhat atypical. Normally a photo subject obscured in one way or another is a throwaway. Here, however, it suggests a mood to me, as in the mysterious ways of snow geese and their migration. I enjoy the photo, and hope you will too.
Snow goose mood

Talking about favorites, Sue's is the photo I call incoming.

Photo note: I used a Pentax K20D, with the SMC 1000mm reflex lens, for these photos, taken on 7 March 2010 and 25 February 2009, respectively .


Snow geese video: Brief swarm (1.6 megs)   |   Complex swarm (8 megs)

Snow geese photos: Near and far


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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