Snow Geese at Middle Creek

Landscape, Photography, Wildlife

It’s time for snow geese in the Eastern Shore areas to begin gathering at Middle Creek near Lancaster, PA, and ready to head north to their breeding grounds in Arctic North in Canada. The estimated number was about 90,000 in last weekend so we took a two-hour drive to get over there to witness some spectacular scenes as we had in the past several years.

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13 thoughts on “Snow Geese at Middle Creek”

  1. I have never seen so many geese in one place. It must have been quit an experience.
    Thanks for sharing these pictures.

    • shungphotography says:

      It is a pretty chaotic scene when they “take off” simultaneously but I have never seen them collide to one another. Amazing!

  2. shungphotography says:

    Thank you, Lynette. It’s a spectacular scene of the “blast off” that I never get tired of seeing and photographing.

  3. shungphotography says:

    Thank you, Miriam. Glad you enjoyed these pictures. and appreciate your generous comments.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for your comments. It’s always a thrill to watch the massive and seems chaotic “take off” scenes-but I have not seen any collision of the birds, amazing!

      • It is. I pet a family of 8 geese in Kashmir and it was just something else to see, be, play with them all day long and night. Thank you.

        Narayan x

    • shungphotography says:

      It’s an awesome experience to see some many snow geese taking off and fly into the sky, there were estimated to be about 100,000 when these pictures were taken. It becomes my annual viewing of these wonderful creatures before they are heading back to Arctic Region, their breeding ground in March.

  4. shungphotography says:

    Snow geese migrate to eastern shores, such as Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Prime Hook NWR, Chincoteague NWR and Blackwater NWR (Maryland) for the winter. Middle Creek WMA in PA and Montezuma NWR, near Syracuse NY are thee stopping points when they begin to head north the Arctic Regions in late February /Early March. Let me know when you ae ready to explore.

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