The best place to see the snow geese at Dead Creek today (and also last weekend) was to continue south on Rte 22A past the Rte.17 turn off, about 1/4 mile to the first right, Gage Rd. and go all the way to the very end; walk down the dirt road about 100ft. and you can get a pretty good look at the snow geese which have been hanging out in a depression that hides them from the Rt. 17 viewing area. (Note that you're directly south of the observation platform on Rte.17). Take a scope or zoom optics. About 300-400 geese are there. After about an hour today I could only find one dark goose among them, and it was too hard to tell whether it was a morph or immature. It appeared to have a grey head ( was probably a juvie, but too far away and in flight.) A couple of horned larks on Gage Rd., and a kestral. At Brilyea Access, 2 f. harriers, small flock of cedar waxwings, 3 pied bill grebes, and one juvenile moorhen, about 100 tree swallows and a red-wing b.b. whose shoulders were breeding-bright. Nancy G.