Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tundra Swans

Yesterday pea-soup fog greeted John Holden and me along the Mississippi River south of Brownsville, Minnesota. We birded the riverside in search of Tundra Swans, which use this region as a staging area during their migration to the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the uncooperative weather, I was able to take a few interesting—or, at least, different—photos.
In the middle photo a swan is using its toes for landing gear. In the fog, I am not sure of the relative position of the flying and swimming swans. In the final photo, two young swans are following an adult. For more information on swans, see my posts of 7 November 2010 and 10 November 2010.

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