We had a beautiful pair of unusual waterfowl on our lake late yesterday.
When I spotted these lovely swans, I started taking a few pictures.
I knew they probably wouldn't be around for long.
After I took my pictures and had a good look at them, I found our
bird book and decided they were Trumpeter Swans.
A Few Bird Facts....
The largest of North American waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan is resident throughout much of its range, but migratory in other parts. Its was reduced to near extinction by the early 20th century, but it is relatively common today. Trumpeter Swans where hunted for their feathers and quills (for quill pens). They live around twenty years and usually mate for life. For more interesting facts you can check out this link at All About Birds.
The geese really didn't know what to think of this, they usually
are the largest bird on our little lake.
They swam around a bit and nibbled on some shoreline plants, took a
little nap and just leisurely drifted around our little lake for a couple of hours.
I hoped they would decide to stay, but this morning they were gone.It was wonderful for them to stop in for a visit though!