I have never heard a swan sing but I have heard them talk amongst themselves. Interesting.
I am still trying to organize my photos. In fact I haven’t really even started looking at them, just trying to get the years separate onto different external hard drives. It takes time. But it should be satisfying when I am organized.
In the meantime, it has been cloudy and cool here with the occasional rain. Despite the fact that the on-line weather report keeps telling us it is sunny, partly cloudy and not that cool. Not certain where they are but it definitely isn’t here.
Although it is very quiet in the animal world, in fact the peace and quiet at this time of year is lovely up here, we have continued to be graced by the presence of a group of swans. And I have been faithfully photographing them not just because there isn’t anything else to photograph (the loons have been appearing lately although further out in the lake).
Both swans and herons are beautiful and graceful. The heron in the air and the swan on the water. I have enjoyed watching the swans feeding, cruising and grooming along the lake shore this past week. I thought I’d share some photos with you.
The signet is harder to photograph because it is darker and the light is grey on the lake. But it is quite striking.
The adults are elegant and when grooming can assume some of the most twisted positions.
My favourite photo is this one. Delicate and almost luminous.
And then there are their wings!
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