Every year when it get’s close to Spring, the Snow Geese arrive at the Middle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on their stop over to rest & eat. There are really thousands of them to see with more & more arriving each day. The Game Commission of PA says’s that the count is over 170,000!
This sight of Nature is truly a sight to see. Thousands of Geese all taking flight at the same time! The roar of their wings, plus the talking to each other, is a definite thing to behold.
Photographers and all Nature lovers come from miles around to see these Geese in their natural habitat. The Game Commission Officers that are in the area, have to turn people away because the parking and car congestion get’s way too full to handle. The Geese always stop here every year. I venture to say that the food supply for them is enough because they stay here for a number of weeks before taking flight further North. The droppings from the Geese help fertilize the ground for other wildlife.
Most all the time, the Geese always stay in a “Restricted Area” where no one is allowed to be in. Very stiff fine’s are, and will be, enforced on those who don’t obey the signs posted. A $1000.00 fine will be levied against you. Most people adhere to the rules, but there are some who just want to ignore what they are told. If they are caught, hell is to pay! Some people think that it’s fun to chase the Geese, just to see what happens. They find out! It’s as simple as this. Don’t chase the Geese! Leave them alone.
Some of the Geese choose to rest outside the Restricted Area. They just sit there and don’t seem to fear the human presence, for some reason. You can get quite close, but only so far. Then they just get up and waddle away.
I took these Images with my Pentax K10d using an 80-300mm Lens.