I had been waiting for an opportune time to get out and take some photos, as the weather around here has been less than cooperative for a few weeks. Well, today I have a day off from work, and rather than sleeping in, I was up and out the door by 7:15 a.m. and on my way to Cayuga Lake State Park and Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Cayuga County looking for some photo ops. I had heard that the snow geese were gathering on Cayuga Lake, and I’ve never been lucky enough to get any good photos of them, so I took a chance.
I made it to the boat launch at the Park and, sure enough, the lake was plastered with them… among other Canadian geese and a variety of ducks. The sun was shining, but the wind was bitter cold and I’d forgotten my gloves. Despite that, I watched them for awhile and tried to take some photos, but the snow geese seem to like the MIDDLE of the lake, and my zoom just didn’t quite perform well enough to get anything good. So I left the boat launch and meandered my way up the lake a little bit, and soon found some geese nearer the shore that were somewhat accommodating.
Which end is up?
After leaving the shores of Cayuga Lake, I drove to nearby Montezuma Wildlife Refuge to see what, if any, wildlife would be seen today. There were a few who reluctantly posed for me.