Nov 18 2012

Swans!

Published by at 7:30 am under Migration,Water and Shore

…Specifically, tundra swans!

Last week we were blessed by the sights and sounds of gorgeous white birds on their way from Canada’s Arctic coast to Chesapeake Bay and beyond.

Most of them didn’t stop but that didn’t matter.  They’re beautiful in flight.

Marcy Cunkelman had her camera ready as the flocks flew over her house.

Bye bye, swans.

(photos by Marcy Cunkelman)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Swans!”

  1. Rob Protzon 18 Nov 2012 at 9:48 am

    They are beautiful in the air. I haven’t seen or heard any this fall, but I did last fall, but only after dark. Hopefully they will stop and visit on the river like they did in March on a Sunday afternoon when Steve Gosser got some good pix.

  2. CarrolltonOhon 19 Nov 2012 at 6:33 am

    Beautiful Swans! I also saw some of these giant birds passing over… up high..Their communication calls are awesome!

    Lancaster, PA has some falcons! Info posted on BCAW by “beagles-r-us”.
    http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/779440_Peregrine-falcons-spotted-in-Lancaster-city.html

    Chad

  3. Rachelon 23 Dec 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Has anyone ever been close to a swan in flight? Do they all sound like they are in serious respiratory distress while in flight?

  4. Kate St. Johnon 23 Dec 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I have heard them from the ground. Their breathing is fine. They aren’t in any distress. Interestingly, you can hear their wings flap… which is actually pretty cool.

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