March 19, 2013

Get in line boys.

Get in line boys. by ricmcarthur
Winged Giants

Tundra swans are very large birds with wing spans in excess of 6 feet. They are about 5 feet tall and weigh about 16 pounds.
The swans have returned in large numbers to the Rondeau area.
They are on their annual migration to the high arctic breeding grounds.
The Friends of Rondeau Provincial Park hold a festival each March to celebrate this sign of spring.
This year we had reasonable weather and birds at the same time. Often the weather is so bad you can't see the birds, or the have already passed through the area.
It was nice to have a large number of people see these birds and to have a chance to photograph them.

Cugnus columbianus.

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