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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Let's Talk Snow Geese

Been some Snows flying over my house and now today MC has the first Migration Update.
February 8th:
Groups of birds have started to arrive at Middle Creek. The warm spell we had in the middle of the week allowed the main lake to unfreeze in certain areas and melt most of the snow covering nearby fields. At this point there are roughly 10,000 snow geese. With the forecasted weather to stay above freezing, the bulk of the migration should be starting shortly. Remember, snow goose numbers can change dramatically in hours and the best times to see them at Middle Creek are at dawn and dusk. Today, most of the birds left Middle Creek to feed around 6:45 AM. Other waterfowl species are starting to arrive in masses including many duck species, Canada geese, and Tundra swans.

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationRe...ionUpdate.aspx
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 01:46 PM
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So excited. We bought 800 brand new socks for this year and a lot of new motion for the spread. Also looking forward to trying out the new 4 speaker E caller. We spent a good amount of money this year updating and we are itching to get after them!
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Just back from a tour around MC and there's a big white wad out on the Lake. Wish the Tour Road was open to get a better look.
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Funny it looks to me like there starting South hunted 2 days in a row out on the salt marsh in southern Nj and almost all birds after say 10 am where high flying migator headed south moth back north. Mc might want to keep eye out and see which direction the birds are coming from post there reports. As for rest of it we will get busy at end of next week when Nj CO season starts. Delaware starts back up after youth day so should be fun
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So excited. We bought 800 brand new socks for this year and a lot of new motion for the spread. Also looking forward to trying out the new 4 speaker E caller. We spent a good amount of money this year updating and we are itching to get after them!
Hey good luck, sounds like you are fully committed. Keep us posted with how your hunts are going. It will nice to read about any action you guys get while I wait for turkey season.
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Just back from a tour around MC and there's a big white wad out on the Lake. Wish the Tour Road was open to get a better look.
Iíve driven by MC a few times and it seems I see more snows there than any other place in the SE PA. They really seem like that area for some reason.
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Typical up and down for this time of year.

February 11th:
Snow goose numbers have dropped with snowfall in the area. Tundra swans and Canada geese numbers are holding strong but Snow goose numbers are down. The weather will play a role this week in snow goose migration patterns, but their numbers could pick up later in the week after the current weather system moves through.

Snow Geese: 2,500
Tundra Swans: 500
Canada Geese: 2,500

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I saw couple of hundred Snows on a pond about 2 miles from my house yesterday.
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This morning as the flakes just started to fall and I wasn't there. You'd think after all these years I'd know to be out there with this kinda weather.

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There a couple hundred in a field next 283 just north of Lancaster yesterday.
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