April 04, 2015

Way down the bay.



Rondeau Bay finally has open areas, just in time to provided a resting place for migrating tundra swans.
Most of the swans seem to have moved elsewhere but there were about 1,000 in the bay. They were approx. 1.5 miles from where I took this photo.
The tree line in the distance is the end of the bay and just past them is Lake Erie.

Cygnus columbianus
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

During the breeding season the Tundra Swan sleeps almost entirely on land, but in the winter it sleeps more often on water.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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