23 thoughts on “Regal in White

  1. Swans mate for life, how wonderful to capture a pair together. πŸ™‚ Did you see the back swan is banded/tagged on its leg? πŸ™‚ It’s very difficult to distinguish between Trumpeter Swans and Tundra Swans unless side by side, by location, and by time of year. Since you mentioned you saw these in Michigan, Trumpeter Swans breed in Michigan, whereas Tundra Swans migrate through Michigan. Time of year would help ID further, whether they were passing through or living locally. I’d be envious if it were a Trumpeter! πŸ˜‰ We had a pair of Trumpeters migrate to our mid-Atlantic area right by our home every winter but they were always mixed with Tundras and way out in the waters. I could never figure out if I was seeing/capturing the Trumpeter pair or not, so I’ve not gotten to add it to my lifer list. Some day! (BTW the swans with orange beaks are Mute Swans, the easiest to ID of the swans!)

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      1. We will do some Michigan traveling, and now I will be trying to pinpoint us where they’re breeding and hopefully finally capture a Trumpeter myself! πŸ™‚

        And so you’ve discovered the addiction of birding. A healthy addiction!

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      1. They so are…..but I am partial to baby wildlife. πŸ˜‰
        I’ve been around lots of Mutes, most people don’t like them, they devour/destroy land and water grasses. Which makes for a lot of you-know-what to step in. πŸ₯΄ I, for one, think Mutes are beautiful and love photographing their gorgeous orange beak! πŸ™‚

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    1. That is a great question that I don’t have an answer to. I have not seen any swans here in NW Indiana. These two were in Michigan where I have seen many. Next time I am there, I will take a closer look at their beaks. 😊

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