Call it climate change, a freakish mild winter or little snow cover, but huge flocks of greater snow geese have made their way into Pennsylvania, especially the southeastern portion-much earlier than normal.
Pennsylvania agency offers live online streaming of bears and snow geese.
Crazy weather has slowed snow geese migration movements locally.
Then this week, someone else reported finding 60 dead geese on the roof of a self-storage company. While the cause wasn’t immediately apparent, it came after a storm with lightning and large hail.
In November 2016, an estimated 3,000 snow geese died when they landed in the acidic, metal-laden water.
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, where thousands upon thousands of snow geese stop for a rest and food on their way north, saw a huge jump in geese numbers within a week, to the point where there are currently more than 70,000 geese there now, with that number surely climbing.
The spring conservation order is a great opportunity to see unbelievable flocks of snow geese.
Snow goose migration gets kick start.
The order was first issued in 2009 and it’s continuing to help reduce and stabilize the snow goose population, which officials say is causing extensive damage to some wetlands and agricultural areas.
The daily bag limit is 15, and there is no possession limit