Monday, February 21, 2011

My World Tuesday - Trumpeter Swans

On Saturday, I spent about twenty minutes on the side of a country road, engine off, window down, watching the swans in the farmer's field about seventy to one hundred feet away. Just listening and taking pictures. I love to hear the swans honking to each other, especially when a bicyclist passed by. They'd get up, move a few feet in one direction, and then settle back into the tall grass. Occasionally a few would fly in and join the group. It was wonderful to just stop and enjoy.

Skagit Swans (Click to Enlarge)


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18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love the swans!! Great place and your photos are terrific! AND your collage is terrific! Fun to play, huh?? Hope your week is off to a great start, Sally, and that you have some blue skies for a while longer!

Sylvia

Pat Tillett said...

It's always a bonus to see them fly! they are wonderful birds either way. Great photos! I'm glad you were able to take a few minutes and relax with them.

don said...

What a wonderful opportunity to sit and observe so many at one time and over a nice period of time. Fine series of shots.

EG Wow said...

Oh what fun! I love watching birds, especially ones as graceful as trumpeter swans.

ladyfi said...

What graceful creatures!

Barb said...

I've never heard or seen a flock of Trumpeter Swans. Amazing shots!

Gary said...

Great swans!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

I love the swans and your photos! It is fun to watch and listen to them, isn't it?.

Stewart M said...

Must be great to have birds like that in your "back yard"! Splendid shots!

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post for That's My World, which I keep forgetting about. I love listening to and watching swans (when we've been somewhere where they are -- last I remember was New Mexico. They are so beautiful.

Wren said...

What a lovely sight to have in your world. I've yet to see Trumpeters in the wild - they look quite regal in their white plumage.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful swan photos, Sally!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Titania said...

A field full of swans, generally one sees them in a lake. Beautiful.

Al said...

Very nice photos. Swans are so elegant, and I don't see them around here.

Pat said...

This is a wonderful series of captures of the trumpeter swans! We have one lone swan who mostly lives on our lake (sometimes goes who-knows-where), but it never makes a sound. The geese, however, are another story!

Gaelyn said...

What a special treat.

Luna Miranda said...

i have never seen a family of swans. these are amazing.

Walk in New York said...

belles photos de cette famille de cygnes

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