Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tundra Swans - Middle Creek Wildlife Reserve

Tundra Swans, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Reserve is a popular stopover for the Snow Geese and Tundra Swans on their way to their northern breeding grounds. 

This year they arrived about Feb 17 and they will likely stay about 3-4 weeks. Initially, the lake was still over half frozen but the mild weather thawed the lake completely. 

The ideal time(s) of day are pre-dawn and in the afternoon's. At dawn you get to experience the explosion of the flock as they leave the lake towards the fields. In the afternoon, they start arriving for their overnight rest. 

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