Trumpeter Swan

After a very stressful week, I was dragging my butt this morning, but I still managed to get out the door for our walk by ten past six.  I almost left my camera at home, but decided to bring it along at the last minute – I’m so glad I did.  I had a lovely walk with Spencer and fabulous bird sightings as well.  I have lots of editing and posting to do over the next few days!

Today was the first time I saw a trumpeter swan along the Pitt River.  I’ve not had any success in finding any information online about what the tag signifies, but it is a yellow neck band, marked with M38 as well as a visible band around one leg.

I was surprised to see a tagged trumpeter swan (M38) amongst the geese towards to end of the dikes.
I was surprised to see a tagged trumpeter swan (M38) amongst the geese towards to end of the dikes.
1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO640
1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO640

Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter swan tagged with M38 swimming amongst some Canada geese.  One their own, the geese seem very large, but next to the swan, they seem so small!
Trumpeter swan tagged with M38 swimming amongst some Canada geese. One their own, the geese seem very large, but next to the swan, they seem so small!
My first sighting of a swan along the Pitt River coming to an end.
My first sighting of a swan along the Pitt River coming to an end.
Flying so low over the river, the long wings of the swan occasionally made contact with the water. 1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO2200
Flying so low over the river, the long wings of the swan occasionally made contact with the water.
1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO2200

Trumpeter Swan in flight

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