Sunday, April 12, 2015

Swans on the lake

This is the time of year when swans gather on the lake.

It's pretty extraordinary to see these huge, magnificent birds in such numbers.

These photos were all taken at maximum zoom from the road, so the birds are pretty far away. However there's a spot in the park where I can get closer. There the birds are engaging in courtship, and the noise and sheer quantity is a sight to see.

One of these days I'm going to have to take a photographic excursion and immerse myself in swans.


  1. We had no swans this year, or snow geese, either. No standing water in the fields. Canada geese are doing their thing though.
    Large flocks of swans flying through on their trip north always gave me goose bumps. I miss them.

  2. Love it! Reminds me of the book "The Trumpet of the Swan" by EB White that I read as a child.

  3. Wild? where do they come from, where do they go? How long do they stay???
    Have wanted a flock of them for some time.

  4. We have a small pond behind our home (on the neighbors property) and get to enjoy the ducks, geese and swans that frequent it. They are magnificent birds and I love watching them.

    Thinking of putting a small bench out in the back yard to sit on so I can head out with a cup of coffee in the mornings and enjoy their company.

  5. We get them here, too. It's always a nice feeling to see them....sort of a sense of privilege.

    A. McSp