I now know where angels get their wings from. They get them from beautiful and elegant Tundra Swans.
With a wingspan over five feet wide, these swans can throw their hefty 20+ pounds into a hit. Can you imagine being hit by a twenty three pound bird with five and a half feet wide wing span. You know that would hurt.
But they seem so gentle and serene when floating on the water. True to the well beloved story by E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan, they spend their youth gray.
These majestic birds winter on the Chesapeake Bay and travel over 3,000 miles round trip between the Arctic region of North America to their winter home.They are known to mate to life, showing great loyalty.
When I spend time with the swans, they bring a sense of serenity to my spirit. But the swans like to squabble, much like Canada geese do. Please enjoy this short video of them in action.They really are noisy little buggers.
So where are the ducks? You may ask. Well, those pesky ducks have been rather elusive and not being very cooperative models. It’s not that I don’t have some images, but not what I would call a gallery shot. But no worries, I’m not giving up yet to continue the Duck Dynasty program of the Chesapeake Bay wintering ducks. I’ll be out again tomorrow, so who knows what I’ll find.