These photos were taken in a field just outside Sedro Woolley - the Snow Geese are the smaller one in the back of the field, with Trumpeter Swans in the front. We've rarely seen both kinds of birds in the same field like this. The sound was fabulous - the loud honking of the swans with the higher, jabbering sound of the Snow Geese.Snow Geese on frozen water in the harvested corn field
Swans landing in the corn field. The wing span is 6 feet 1 inch to 8 feet 2inches (185 to 250 cm) and they can weight up to 38 pounds (17.2 kg) .
My new camera - Nikon Coolpix P600 has a shutter lag of only 0.3 seconds - which is fabulous. It lets me get the action picture while it is still happening rather than the longer lag of other cameras which often give you the picture after the action is over. I got some great wing flapping photos.With the sun behind the Swans I had fabulous lighting on the wings.
In another corn field there was a lot of ice and it held the weight of the swans.