Duck, duck, Geese!

I’m getting my ducks in a row and my Blue Rhapsody quilt is coming together!

Nine patch blocks

I’m also sewing some flying geese for my Mystery Quilt Along project.

Flying Geese blocks

In other bird related news: Canadian geese and Mallard ducks 🦆  are easy to spot through out my Pennsylvania area (I think some stay year round!) Along the walking path on the Susquehanna river in Harrisburg city, they are virtually tame and will just waddle out of your path, ignore you or maybe a feisty male will give you a honk! Oh, I just love them!

Mallard Ducks Lebanon PA
Three Men and a Lady!

But for only a few weeks, Snow Geese stop at one specific spot in PA. We are fortunate to live close to the Middle Creek Wildlife Area that hosts this resting stop on the Snow Goose’s migration northbound. As of the last count on 2/15/18 the Migration Updates are:

  • Snow Geese: 100,000
  • Canada geese: 7,500
  • Tundra swans: 3,000-4,000 (We saw a group of them, too far away for me to get a good photo)

It’s hard for me to believe these numbers are true! Watching them fly and roost together is breathtaking and memorizing. Click here for a short video I recorded on my phone to share with you.

We were also honored to spot, through binoculars, a pair of Bald Eagles! 🦅 🦅 We think they will stay, because one was in the nest while the other watched from a nearby tree top. I hoping my blogging friend Chela sees one/some on her Eagle quest too!

~Abbie 💫



15 thoughts on “Duck, duck, Geese!

  1. Thank you for sharing the video of that spectacular scene! What an experience! And you also got to see eagle…wow! I will share the video with my birding friends. Maybe I can talk them into a trip to your area next year. I love to go to Brackenridge Park to visit with the mallards that hang out there.
    Your two quilts look great. I can’t wait to see them finished!

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    1. Thanks Chela! It was so awesome to see it in real life. You and your friends are welcome to PA anytime! A cross county clown car ride it would be 🚗! I love watching the Mallards walk, they look so goofy and fun to me.


  2. Wow, Abbie, seeing wild eagles must be amazing! We are waiting here for Siberian winds to bring snow from the East. It is bitterly cold and our bird feeders are getting some unusual visitors. A pair of lapwings have taken up residence under a bush in the garden and seem to be waiting for the biting cold to pass. Hopefully in a few weeks we’ll be seeing ducklings along the river. Right now spring feels a long way away! xx

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    1. It is amazing, they are such majestic and big birds. I just looked up Lapwings, they are so cute with that plume on the head! Oh, I know you are quite North, cold weather can get wearisome. I am wishing you warmer temperatures soon and plenty of ducklings too 🐥


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