Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tundra Swans

For my World Bird Wednesday and  Watery Wednesday post I have some Tundra Swans we saw while visiting Middle Creek WMA. Not only does the Middle Creek wildlife area attract huge counts of Snow Geese you can also see hundreds on Tundra Swans.

My field guide says they winter on lakes and estuarites in the lower 48 states. Feeding in open waters, marshes and croplands.






Thanks to Springman of World Bird Wednesday  and thanks to 2sweetnsaxy for hosting Watery Wednesday  .  Also thank you for visiting me and I appreciate the comments from everyone. Have a great Wednesday.

38 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....that must have been one glorious heart stopper to see these all in one place! Fabulous!!

My Wednesday Link:

Laguna Madre

Debbie Smith said...

Great shots, Eileen!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Debbie's Travels

rainfield61 said...

And thank you for showing me these gorgeous Tundra swans.

diane b said...

Gosh! So many beautiful birds. Just wonderful.

Frank said...

A massed gathering and all enjoying each others company. Thanks for sharing Eileen.

Bill S. said...

Great post. I love these birds. They are migrating through our area now. Great sight.

dAwN said...

Wow! Thats allot of swans!
Happy Birding Eileen!

caite said...

so, I assume there are other sorts of swans? we have some that winter in a lake near here but not sure what sort of swans they might be...

Hilke Breder said...

Nice shot of the Trumpeter Swans! That's one bird I have yet to see. would love to add it to my lifelist!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Please come and have a peek at my watery Wednesday , hope to see you.

texwisgirl said...

I love the one Canadian goose standing straight up to swallow water. :) Lovely shots!

Fotokarusellen said...

Great capture. Beautiful images.

Kim, USA said...

Wow from a distance I guess it looks like cotton balls. It's very pretty!

Watery Wednesday

Calling Ravens said...

I forgot to mention- LOVE the new header photo!!
Great shots of the Tundra Swans!
You have a great Wednesday too!
meggs

Chie Wilks said...

such lovely photos and beautiful swans. i love their reflections on the water and the ripples as well

I got father and son on a canoe for watery

My garden haven said...

This is what I love to see, Eileen. Aren't they ever so graceful?!
Rosie

Gary said...

Nice to see these guys11Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,Canada.

Mama Zen said...

Wow! They are so beautiful.

jabblog said...

They are very smart-looking swans, so elegant.
I love your header, too - beautiful sky:-)

Andrew said...

Lovely images. It looks very busy on your lakes. Many thanks for sharing.

Sondra said...

Excellent number of swans in your photo! Great spot for them.

AVCr8teur said...

So many birds as far as the eyes can see and all doing their own thing.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Lot of swans! Nice pictures!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

How cool to see that many swans in one place, and with a bunch of geese as well! Great shots!

Denise said...

Fantastic photos of the swans. It is lovely to see so many of them. I rarely get to see them in my neck of the woods. Maybe it's a case of knowing where to look.

Springman said...

That is one excellent collection of geese, More than I ever see at one sitting! ;-)WBW

Elaine said...

Very nice! I'm looking forward to the spring migration.

BJ Roan said...

Magnificent birds! Love both shots, but the first is my favorite. The color/non-color is perfection.

bailey-road.com said...

How exciting to see and photograph such a large gathering of lovely birds! That's a stunning sky in your header!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have only seen wild swans in Alaska and that was from a very long distance away from the birds. These are great photographs and lovely birds. Have a really fine day today!

mick said...

Interesting birds. Both nice photo but the first one is fantastic!

Kathiesbirds said...

Eileen, wow, so many! It's been awhile since I have seen these birds! Just lovely!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful swans Eileen -- and wonderful photo, perfect of course for both memes.

Ann said...

wow, they look like swans. What a lovely sight.

Gypsi said...

How lovely they are!

phylliso said...

I really wanted to make it there to Middle Creek this year,but failed.I saw the birds on TV & they had said that that was probably the last weekend till they moved on.You got great photos,thanks for sharing!phyllis

NatureFootstep said...

i was hoping to se Tundra swans today, but I only saw whooer swans. It was a dissappointment. :(

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures -- reminds me of when we saw the flyovers in New Mexico -- seeing that many beautiful birds at once is awe inspiring.