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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Swans in a Pond

Just off Fir Island Road - in Conway, WA we found a seasonal pond - full of Trumpeter Swans.  Several cars had stopped to take photos - there were cameras of all sizes - from i-pads to cell phones to cameras with lenses over 2 feet long.


There must have been something good in the mud at the bottom - they were busy digging about with their beaks to find whatever it was they were eating
And floating gracefully on the water
Dig,dig, munch munch - floating . .  .
Or standing.
Exercising their wings now and then


Gliding
Posing






Over there?
Small groups


Looking
Their faces would get awfully dirty
We came back on that same road several hours later and the swans were still there - and people were still taking photos of them - it was a glorious swan day!





22 comments:

Marigene said...

That is so awesome...I would love to see them! Are they noisy? I never tire of seeing your photos of the trumpeters, JoAnn! Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

aren't they beautiful! even with muddy faces! :)

Debbie said...

i love them...these images are pretty in black and white!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI what a wonderful series of beautiful Swans both adult and youngsters. Have a great weekend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glorious swan day glorious swan photographs too JoAnn.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow!What a find -all those beautiful swans ~ great shots and presentation for SC ~ happy weekend to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful collection of swan photos! What a great find! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Dirty muddy swans. One doesn't expect to see them like this. We have bunches of photos there too. One day we will run in to each other--literally! LOL
MB

Roan said...

They are beautiful creatures. I would have stopped to take pictures, too.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I can understand why they got the attention of so many people. Swans are so beautiful, JoAnn.

Karen

Jeanne said...

Muddy little buggers aren't they. I enjoyed this.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful dirty birds, they found something very tasty.

Fundy Blue said...

Gorgeous post, JoAnn!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous shots of the beautiful swans!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that's a lot of swans in one place, great series of shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, cool seeing these Trumpeter Swans.. They must have been a muddy mess. I loved this series, great shots. Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters! Have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

The mud does seem to mess up the feathers! I suppose there must be a long period of cleaning after feeding here!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

J said...

Lovely photos - the one of the reflection is my favorite!

Kay said...

Such beautiful birds! It looks like some of them have gotten a little dirty in the mud. My book says they forage on plant material such as leftover grain or potatoes in a field.

Julie Fukuda said...

If you could line up those neck shots, I'll bet you could get a heart. Then you could name it "I love mud".

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Such a gorgeous big flock of swans. We had 2 flying over the garden yesterday. I love to get out and photograph them.

Carla said...

Wow that's a lot of swans. I've never seen that many in one place. I was just asking my husband what it would take to get some swans on our lake. They're so graceful and pretty