Photo of the Week

Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans
Cygnus buccinator, Anatidae
Ladner Trunk Rd & 104th St, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 16, 2013

The week’s photo is from last weeks trip to Boundary Bay. I happened on a large flock of Trumpeters in a field just as I was about to turn onto Ladner Trunk Road. They made quite a racket especially when they squabbled amongst themselves and the other ducks that were present. At one point I even saw one of the swans briefly pick up a mallard by its neck. I got some ok shots of the Trumpeters foraging on the ground but the mud didn’t make for a great background. I lucked out later as these two came in for a landing. Stay tuned I’ll be posting full field notes from my Boundary Bay trip later this week.

  • Sean McCann February 23, 2013, 6:29 am

    Nice shot of some impressive birds!

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