Hunkered down for the winter - *swans* in the Skagit Valley

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Swans settle into the empty fields of the Skagit Valley. Photo by Jan Hansen

Most people go to the Skagit Valley when the tulips are blooming - but Jan Hansen went to visit the swans.

Adult and young at The Skagit this week. Photo by Jan Hansen

They settle in large numbers in the muddy fields to spend the winter. There are huge fields of swans, old and young.

Birds in the Skagit Valley. Photo by Mike Remarcke

And just as a reminder, here's a photo that Mike Remarcke took in March of this year 2021.

*Correction* - not geese. Swans. It just seems so inelegant for stately, snobby swans to be wallowing in the mud. For my next number, I will misidentify flowers.  DKH


jno62 November 4, 2021 at 7:53 AM  

Just so you know, the top two photos are not geese, they are swans. Trumpeter or Tundra, I can never keep them straight. Thanks

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