Swans

My spouse and I were able to visit the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary on Friday; her first visit. In addition to the most common swan – the Mute Swan – the sanctuary hosts Trumpeter Swans and an Australian Black Swan. The Mute Swan has an orange beak and the Trumpeter Swan has a black beak (although immature Trumpeter Swans have a red and black beak). I enjoy the majestic beauty of the swans, especially in flight. I hope you enjoy these swan images. As always, your comments are appreciated.

Mute Swan (banded for tracking)

Mute Swan (banded for tracking)


Australian Black Swan Hiding

Black Swan Hiding


Australian Black Swan Portrait

Australian Black Swan Portrait


Trumpet Swans

Trumpet Swans


Immature Trumpeter Swan Grooming

Immature Trumpeter Swan Grooming


Feather Pillow

Feather Pillow


In Flight Black and White

In Flight Black and White

Feathers

Feathers

Swan and Wake

Swan and Wake

Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo

Flyby

Flyby

Black Swan and Fall Sun

The Australian Black Swan was once found only around Australia. Importation and some resultant escapes have made the black swan present in very small numbers in Europe and North America as well as Asia. I have included two shots of the swan and one additional image, The additional image was from my panning of the flight of two swans and catching a bit of sun. Some would immediately delete such images, but I rather enjoy the slight abstraction and hope you do as well.

On Land

On Land

In the Water

In the Water

Fall Sun

Fall Sun

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