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.
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