Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Swans and Geese

 Reflections of Trumpeter Swans and Canada goose

Lots of water fowl like to hang around with Canada Geese! Maybe they feel safe since some (most?) geese are extremely noisy if they see anything that could mean danger.

Trumpeter Swan and three Canada Geese

46 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Both are beautiful birds, but swans are always a special treat to see.

Revrunner said...

Noisy? Boy! You got THAT right. Yesterday, at the canal, I could even hear them pulling up the grass en masse. :-)

✿ chica said...

Beleza de fotos!Adorei! bjs, chica

Kathy said...

The pair in the first photo are definitely involved in a very deep conversation over some subject. Maybe that goose??

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I guess now that you say that I guess it does seem like lots of waterfowl hang out with the geese.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

That is probably true, the geese are loud. I love the swans!
Great shots, enjoy your day!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That's a good point!

see you there! said...

Nice to see so many birds enjoying the water.

Darla

Kate said...

Very clear reflections and beautiful birds!

rainfield61 said...

But these are not noisy pictures.

Sandra said...

I have never seen a swan in the wild. and only two at the gardens here. i like that you got them all together.

Mary Hone said...

I love to watch swans and geese.

blogoratti said...

Lovely photos, calming.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute. :)

Giga said...

Swans, geese and water flowers, this time a beautiful view. Regards.

Anvilcloud said...

I didn't know about swans wanting to hang with geese. We don't seem to see swans around here.

Sylvia K said...

Always great to have friends to share with and guess that's true for the swans and geese as well! Wonderful shots as always!! Hope your week is going well!!

VP said...

Great photos! All these birds look quite exotic to me...

Margaret Adamson said...

Love to see these 2 species getting on so well. Greet shots.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. I enjoy seeing swans and there aren't any in our area of the province.

Linda W. said...

Fantastic shots! You captured the waterfowl and blue water well.

Lowell said...

In that first shot it looks like their doing their trumpeter swan dance...I think your reasoning about other fowl hanging with the swans is right on! I tried to hang on to a swan one time and the darn thing bit me! That's when I wrote my swan song.

William Kendall said...

I'm struck by the size difference!

Mersad said...

Love those blue reflections!!!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

Very nice compositions in the first one !
Love the reflections too !

RedPat said...

I like your reasoning, EG! I wouldn't want to take on a swan any more than a goose though. They are big birds!

Halcyon said...

Those swans look so graceful with their long necks!

Susan said...

I love these Tina!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Now that's a sight I never see- those swans are pretty.

Adam Jones said...

The Trumpeter Swans are quite different to the Mute Swans I normally see. Nice to see them.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Best of pals maybe...

mick said...

Great photos of the birds and their reflections in the water.

Michelle said...

Nice photo. They all seem quite stern.

Kay said...

It's a surprise to see Canada geese dwarfed by another bird. I'd never thought of them as Nature's alarm system.

Randy said...

Marvelous shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh. I've notiCed that before and wondered. Your reason sounds logical. Pretty pictures ... I love when there are great reflections like that ... Mirror images of the beautiful birds!

Rose said...

I do wonder what they think when they are together...is there eye contact or do they totally ignore each other?

Stephanie said...

Beautifully captured!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful composition!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

With that size on the bird they can sound really loud.
Nice picture :)

Marie C said...

Nice photos of the two!

cieldequimper said...

They all look happy enough!

Mary Cromer said...

A wonderful share!

Debbie said...

wonderful sighting and wonderful captures!!!

edenhills said...

Wow! That certainly shows how big those swans are.

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