February 3, 2009

The Return of the Swans

A true rarity, the swans have returned to Lake Washington. This is the first time I've ever seen them here, but I hear from birders of yore that they used to always come here. It's easy to see how they're associated with ballet. They move in elegant gliding motions, always in a group... just like ballet dancers.

A meeting of the 'Tails-Up Club'. Very amusing. I have yet to see a swan that is not in the water. And they seem very skittish... never getting closer than 100 yards.

It was a sight to see them all taking off fleeing an eagle overhead.

1 comment:

Sam said...

What lovely pictures! Reminds me of when I was a child and my favorite book was the story about a trumpeter swan and a little boy.
(The Trumpeter Swan by EB White)