Birds Give Gals Thrill When They Rise up from Pond Two at Sunrise
Getting up at 6 a.m. is worth it when the snow geese number in the 20,000 and you catch them as they rise with the sun. Besides, this drive was pretty, but a bit scary, as it included a full moon but deep patches of fog that reduced visibility but gave a halo to the moon glow.
After two trips out to Freezout management area mostly unsuccessful, we finally hit it. The birds weren't hanging out on the main lake as they normally do, but instead were mostly on the northern ponds, 1-4. The swans were spread out over most of the ponds and Freezeout Lake; however, they don't rise all at once like the snow geese.
We did have a bit of a problem finding parking for three cars, but we were able to squeeze in one pull out and then walk about a quarter mile back to Pond Two. It as worth it as we bundled up against the cold.