Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sky over Middle Creek WMA

Linking up with Skywatch Friday 

Linking up with Skywatch Friday 

HAPPY SPRING!!!!

I have more photos from our visit to Middle Creek WMA.. We had a lovely day to be the sky was blue with the white puffy clouds. It was a little windy and cold but the nice thing was NO SNOW.


At times the skies were filled with Snow Geese and the Tundra Swans like the shot above.


On this shot, I like the tree, sky and seeing the Snow Geese on the lake.


This the view from the visitor center window..the Snow Geese are way off in the distance.


I love the clouds in this shot and the Swan silhouettes.


Here is another group of the Tundra Swans coming in for a landing.


I really enjoyed seeing the close to 5000 Tundra Swans.. This group was walking on the ice.



I hope you enjoyed seeing more from Middle Creek WMA , the Snow Geese and the Tundra Swans.


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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

64 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful impressions of the lake and the swan and the blue sky with beautiful sunshine. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend!!!.. What a lovely place.. Beautiful pictures.. Regards rom Madrid..

Sue said...

Beautiful, Eileen!! Oh, I'm just so envious...but so glad I have you to share the adventure. I can't tell what I like more, your swans or the lack of snow. I'd give my brother to see ground again.
:D
Have a great day!

A Quiet Corner said...

The Snpw Geese are beautiful!!! ...:)JP

Noushka said...

My-my!
That is quite a spectacular site and many Tundra swans!
Your Pine warbler in your previous post is soooo cute!
Great strong coloring!
I hope you are enjoy good weather!
Cheers Eileen, keep well!

✿ chica said...

Um belo SHOW nos mostraste aqui! LINDAS!!! beijos,chica

Stewart M said...

I really like that last picture - layer upon layer of birds, water and ice. Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: thanks for the comments about the email and comments in general - I just think I was shocked by the whole episode!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely series of pictures of beautiful landscapes, lovely sky & clouds & astonishing collections of geese & swans !

Lynne said...

Such a wonderful sight with the swans . . . love your photos . . .

ladyfi said...

What wonderful skies and bird shots.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow - look at all those beautiful swans!!!

Carole M. said...

lovely skies, I love the silhouette photos, and the swans

The Furry Gnome said...

Eileen, do you know we were just a mile away, stopping at Burkholder's Fabrics, when we went to the Lancaster Quilt Show last week - but we simply knew nothing about this spot. Amazing! It's got me interested in watching for the swan migration here.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wow!!!! Just wow!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

those flocks are so awesome!

Linda W. said...

Nice sky shots! And the number of swans is amazing. Happy first day of spring!

DIMI said...

Ηello Eileen!!
Wonderful shots of the Snow Geese and the Tundra Swans!Such beautiful birds!!Amazing shots and captures!Fantastic skies!!
Wish you a happy week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

Stephanie said...

Love the Tundra Swans.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous skies. so blue. looks like a very very nice day. one for the books. ( :

Karen said...

Lovely blue skies! The Tundra swans are due to due for a stopover on a pond near here soon, we get close to 3,000.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, those swans! They are so beautiful! I love that last shot!

Linda Gross said...

And I thought it was cool to see about 250 tundra swans :-) Great pictures.

Łucja-Maria said...

Spring has come.
The birds are back, the sun warms harder and harder, spring flowers bloom ...
Beautiful photos.
Greetings.

Gail Dixon said...

So many beautiful swans!! Love your shot of the tree against that almost turquoise sky.

Icy BC said...

Oh they are beautiful photos, and the snow geese are just gorgeous!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the day, Eileen, as always!! The Tundra swans are awesome!! There is something about those bare trees against the skies that I think are just incredible beautiful -- even without leaves!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Our photos said...

Beautiful pictures

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic photos Eileen, those snow geese and swans are phenomenal! Have a great weekend :)

Alexa T said...

Gorgeous pictures from wildness, gorgeous nature from your part of the world!!.. Gladly I can watch the birds migration... if I can be expressing like this...thanks for sharing! Have a happy Spring!

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, how many Tundra Swans were there, it's a fantastic. Snow Geese are fabulous Eileen.

Photo Cache said...

5000 swans? that is a lot of swans. lovely shots as always.

carol l mckenna said...

Always wonderful photography here Eileen ~ love all the captures of birds soaring and the land birds ~ beautiful for SWF ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol
(a creative harbor)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nothing more lovely than a bird-filled blue sky! Love these pictures.

It was funny, just as I started typing this comment, Bill called me in to watch a segment on the news about Kerney Nebraska and the thousands of snow-geese and cranes returning for spring. It was a nice piece ending the nightly news on a happy note. (I think he was watching NBC).

Marie-Anne said...

Fantastic!!!!! Lovely birds and beautiful skies!!!!
It is already much warmer in Athens,my husband went to swim yesterday!!!!
I wish you a happy Spring!!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely wintry photos. The snow geese are so beautiful--how lucky you are to be surrounded by such interesting wildlife. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Debbie said...

Just an amazing sight!! The tree in second image really grabbed my attention!! What a gorgeous shape, I'll bet it's beautiful filled with leaves!!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I love seeing such a large group of swans and the high steps some are taking on the ice is fantastic.

Brian King said...

Love the big flocks! That tree is very nice!

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful shots of the geese and swans. I can almost hear their honking. :-)

Jen said...

I've never seen one swan, much less 5000. Beautiful photos.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful skies, Eileen. I loved seeing all the birds. The swans are so pretty. Happy Spring!

Margaret Adamson said...

imEileen. What an amazing sight. I especially love the Swans in the last shot.

The happy wanderer. said...

It does look as if spring may be close! It's wonderful to see all those swans.

inge said...

I could sit and watch swans for hours but I have never seen so many.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
What a beautiful place there.
Beautiful pictures of swans, so much together, really super.
Greetings Irma

hannah said...

Those goose-stepping swans are a hoot!
Such terrific pictures. Loved seeing them and envy you the chance to see those wonderful birds in such large numbers. On ice no less.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful sky indeed!! And to see that amount of swans in one place...I think I'd have a heart attack!!!!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The swans are so pretty -- how neat to see so many of them while they try to find open water. xo

Kim said...

I love the tree shot too Eileen, the air looks so crisp. Those swans are beautiful, the last image is particularly exquisite.

thomas said...

Wow!That's a real crowded sky!

Betty Manousos said...

fantastic collection of photos, eileen! what a beautiful place too.

big hugs!

Phil Slade said...

A wonderful view of all those tundra Swans on the ice there Eileen. It looks so cold and I'm glad it'd stopped snowing for you. Here's hoping you have a warm and snow free weekend.

Betty Manousos said...

...and happy spring!! xo

Laura said...

All beautiful Eileen, but the snow geese and tundra swans are my favorites today:-)

Heather said...

Oh, my that's a lot of birds. Love the bottom three photos. My WW

Ela said...

Wonderful photos and so lovely scenery :)
Have a happy weekend :)

Maria said...

I love the last image. They look so beautiful together.

Mersad said...

Great set of wonderful landscapes and wildlife images!

Helma said...

Wow ....... I find this really beautiful to see! Stunning views and what many swans! Great to see Eileen.
Thank you for sharing :-)

Kathie Brown said...

Denise, right now I would love to see just 1 tundra swan! That place looks like a birder's heaven!

Liz said...

Lovely skies, Eileen! I love all those Geese!

magda and crew in australia said...

Hello Eileen
A very enjoyable Post. Those Tundra Swans are more than beautifully gorgeous. What a privilege to be there to see them, and even more wonderful is being able to visit here and experience them through your photos. Thank you.
In the last photo is that a duck among the Swans?
I fully admire the way the birds cope with snow and ice.

Viewing the sky filled with Swans and Geese is wonderful.
Love the bare tree setting and the lookout from the visitor's centre.

You may have had a difficult Winter, but from here in Australia after a hot dry Summer, your photos are refreshing and cooling to experience.

I've enjoyed my visit. Thank you.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW! Eileen!
Love those snow geese shots. We were watching a program on TV the other night about the snow geese if you knew about it!! HA!! You're in the middle of them!!
And those Tundra Swans!! Absolutely beautiful!! They seem to be such a large bird to fly a distance!

Shey Wicklund said...

Oh, how amazing! These are gorgeous views. Wish I could see it for myself. Wow.

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