Sunday, April 12, 2009

We Have Swans

This may be old news to many--but this is the first time this season that I've seen them. Two mute swans making their elegant way along the East Shore toward Rain Creek. I felt like telephoning Doc Fritts and telling him to look over his balcony--they were that close to shore.

I'm guessing as to the "Mute" part as I couldn't steady the binoculars enough to get the color of their bill. They are the only swan with an orange bill. Most of my bird pictures I borrow from Wikipedia, as I just don't have the lens for close ups. All the other photos are my own.

One of my favorite moments on the lake was a time in the kayak when a pair of mute swans flew directly overhead, only fifteen feet away. That is something you never forget.

Have a good Easter!