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Friday, February 16, 2018

Trumpeter Swans

The Trumpeter Swans overwinter in our area - we find flocks from Birch Bay to Marysville, WA, the biggest flocks are found on Fir Island near Conway, WA.  They often feed in the harvested corn fields - muddy and mucky - so when I find them in water or in a green field I always have to stop and take photos.
 Flying overhead in a clear blue sky is wonderful too.
 The grey/brown ones are immature Trunpeter Swans
 They have a 6 foot wingspan and weigh approximately 25 pounds
 Taking a running start
And away we go!


14 comments:

Tom said...

...I like the photos of flight.

Margaret Adamson said...

it must be lovely to see thses Swans and i notice they have wuite a few young with them Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello JoAnn, the Trumpeter Swans are beautiful. I love the shot with the green grass and the flight shot. But, they are all great captures of the Swans. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Karen Lakis said...

Beautiful birds - I love your last photo taking off! It's such a fun action shot!

Lea said...

Wow! What wonderful winter visitors you have!

Betty Crow said...

Swans are so graceful and beautiful. Love the in-flight shots.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Such beautiful birds!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are amazing! I hope you are well and have a good weekend. lots of hugs, Diane

Angie said...

The shot in flight is inspirational ... I used to be in the aerospace business, making landing gear and wheels and brakes, so I also like the 'landing gear' on the swan that is taking off!

Granny Sue said...

How beautiful and graceful! I'd love to see them one day.

A Colorful World said...

Just beautiful! What a treat for you every winter!

Powell River Books said...

I wish more would stop off where we are on Powell Lake. My guess is that it's too deep to attract them. Small Cranberry Lake in Powell River is more likely to have them as visitors. - Margy

betty-NZ said...

We certainly have the same mindset about photos! These are great shots of the awesome swans.

Hootin' Anni said...

How exciting!! And, such terrific photos...I'm green with envy.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful swans with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week.