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Karson

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854 days ago

It’s starting to get cold in the North up by Ms Debbie and the animals are starting to move.

There is a pond about 500’ from my home and in previous years I’ve seen swans visit the pond. Yesterday I heard honking and they flew over head. (Camera was not available)

Today as I was driving some back roads what did I run across but the Swans sitting in a field eating left over corn.

I’m guessing that there were over 500 of them in the field.

There were some closer to the road when my son and I stopped earlier. Went home to get the camera and they had moved away from the road.

The Trumpeter Swan is fairly common in the West and rare in the East. The Tundra Swan in common in the East so these are probably Tundra Swans.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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SPalm

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#1 posted 854 days ago

That is amazing.
I had no idea that swans were that numerous around here.

Neat, thanks,
Steve

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#2 posted 854 days ago

Cool photos Karson thanks for the for sharing.

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#3 posted 854 days ago

Didn’t realize that swans migrated! Thanks, Karson.

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#4 posted 854 days ago

We have a similar phenomenon here in the Philippines. A variety of birds from mainland China converge in a swampy area in Central Luzon, about 4 hours by car north of Metro Manila. Our authorities are concerned with the spread of H1N1 bird flue. Hunting them down is not allowed. Some of these also birds gather along small bodies of water just outside Metro Manila.

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#5 posted 854 days ago

I think the honking you heard WAS Ms. Debbie…very cool Karson…It has been cold in NAPA too…we got DOWN (LOL) to 25 the other morning…of course that was at dawn…

I love the seasons…when I grew up in SO-CAL seasons did not exist…and while I am only in Northern Cal…(not MINN) I still enjoy each season…

Matt

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#6 posted 853 days ago

A ’Game’ of swans Karson. That’s the collective name for them, so I just found out.
Great pics mate.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 853 days ago

What a wonderful sight!

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 853 days ago

<<honk>>

I’ll be seeing those geese in a few months as they fly through going north again.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 853 days ago

Swans?

I’ve been calling them snow geese. i’ve been noticing them for the past week or so too, Karson.

And according to Grumpy, they’re playing a game…I thought they were eating, too.

It’s only 7:30 and I’ve already learned 2 new things today… mays as well go back to bed.

Lee

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Nomad62

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#10 posted 853 days ago

Thanx for the pics, I love that stuff. I live out in the woods, I like to see the wildlife along the way to town. When I drop down to the Columbia river I see the Canadian Geese honkers down along the water ways, hundreds at a time. They are a mess alright, but they are nice to look at too.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 853 days ago

A photo of Pelicans at Lake Eyre in the Aussie outback. They only come when the lake fills up (hundredss of square miles of it). The strange thing is they head for the lake weeks before any human knows it will have water in it. One amazing feat.

All the white areas in the brown section are birds.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 853 days ago

Could not resist this one!

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Karson

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#13 posted 853 days ago

Lee: There are lots of snow Geese in this area also. They winter over in Chinoteque State park, down by Ocean City MD and the area around there. I’ve seen fields that seem to have 100K of those birds.

They have a board where the wild ponies visitor center is where they has a count of the Snow Geese in the area.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 852 days ago

I love those Canada Geese… just beautiful!

Nice picture… with babies…

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#15 posted 852 days ago

So, just to make sure I have this right…it’s a “GAME” of swans, and a “PHOTO” of pelicans. Got it.

Also, I’ve never seen that many swans in one place.

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