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Monday, November 23, 2015

Mosaic Monday

 The Trumpeter Swans are back for the winter.  North of  Bellingham we found them in flooded cornfields.



There were about 20 times as many Swans as in this photo, spread out along the flooded fields 

The flood waters are from the Nooksack River and from heavy rainfalls for the past week.  None of the houses on the nearby farms had been flooded - just the fields.

 There were also thousands of over-wintering ducks in the flooded fields too.  They were quite a distance  away.  By the shapes I can see Mallards, Pintails and Widgeons.  Those three kinds of ducks usually flock together during their winters here.

 The Trunpeter Swans were still flying in all the time we were driving along the river road.. 




It was a fabulous sight - and the sound is amazing.  You can hear them calling as they fly and land in the water and then they gabble and chat with each other as they swim.  I could listen to them all day.

Collages are made on ipiccy.co and fotor.com 

12 comments:

Peg said...

Lovely! We saw a field of swans on our drive the other day, such elegant creatures.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome captures of the Swans. They are beautiful birds. I would love to see all these Trumpeter Swans and ducks. Wonderful mosaics!

Have a happy week ahead. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Donna said...

How wonderful to see all the birds returning especially the swans....love the mosaics!

Powell River Books said...

I love watching for the birds as we drive along I-5. Guess I should get off and get a closer look. - Margy

Maggie said...

You certainly bring the whole atmosphere alive! The birds are really enjoying those flooded fields and those swan mosaics..... Beautiful!

Marie C said...

They are gorgeous! Wonderful post!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never seen so many swans at one time! How amazing! And you got some wonderful photos my friend. How nice to have them winter near you. I love your new banner and neat mosaics. Sweet hugs, Diane

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Such a beautiful sight with so many trumpeter swans gathering in one place. Thanks for sharing them JoAnn as I have a fond memory of seeing a couple in captivity at a public marsh years ago.

Kay said...

Nice shots! I guess we don't have so many of these beauties because we don't have all the flooded fields that you have around you. They're really gorgeous. I can scarcely imagine what it must sound like.

Cath said...

lots of lovely photo's and very creatively collaged!

J said...

I see how the phrase, "birds of a feather flock together!" came into being!
And your photo of the single highlighted bird shows perfectly how people decided to build an airplane!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautiful photographs! I am visiting you from Mosaic Mondays.