Each year up to 200k Snow Geese migrate south from the Tundra countries to see out the winter.
Middle Creek in Pennsylvania is one of their chosen migratory grounds
Soon after dawn they lift off in groups to spread off to nearby fields to forage for the day
Returning in the evening to rest on the lake - sometimes frozen, sometimes not
Morning glow as the sun lifts above the hillside
They're often unsettled by nearby predators ie Bald Eagles, causing large groups of them to lift off, circle and then settle again
The camera had a challenge to settle on a focus!
They mate for life, must be a challenge to find your mate each day!