In Motion: Start of a Swarm
13-second video (1.1-meg file)
|March 4, 2012|
Although the dawn count had over 60,000 snow geese on Friday, by midday, when Sue and I had arrived, it looked as if "only" about 10,000 were on or near the lake at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania,.
However, I managed to take some interesting video. This short clip shows the beginning of a goose storm.
Click the play button (in the lower left corner) to start the video.
Video note: The video was taken on Friday, 2 March 2012, on my old Sony digital-8 camcorder; digital footage was captured and edited in Pinnacle Studio 12; and a mp4 file was converted to Flash by DVDVideoSoft's free converter. There should be an easier way, but I haven't come across one yet.
Snow geese video: Swarming (2.8 megs)
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