More than 100,000 snow geese have taken off for an annual migration, and they are making a pit stop at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.
If you're lucky enough to catch the flock fly, you get to see something great. Roy Reister would know, he's been going to Middle Creek for years.
"All of a sudden, they took a big flock and they flew off," he described. "Oh, it was beautiful. All that. Why, it just look like snowflakes,"
Reister and so many others flock to Middle Creek at this time each year, hoping to get a glimpse at the sea of snow geese.
"This is a beautiful place to see. Bring your camera, binoculars, and I bet you won't feel sorry," said Mike Serrano.
Every year, as the birds head north, they stop at Middle Creek, but they aren't alone. On other grassy areas and ponds, you'll spot swans and Canada geese.
At the height of their visit, the water is packed with geese, and people who said they've been witnessing the migration for years said they keep coming back because this will never get old.
Late winter is when you'll see most of them. The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates at the most populated times you'll see 135,000 snow geese. The best time to see them is early morning and late afternoon.
Most of the snow geese have taken off to finish their migration, so there's not much more time to catch them. If you miss them, they'll be back next year.
"It's nice to see everybody coming around and looking," Reister said.
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