Beak to Tail

157 Trumpeters Pat Haugen

Today, fingers numb with cold, I was a very happy girl watching and photographing the Trumpeter Swans getting into prime condition for their long flight north to the Yukon and Alaska. This photo is uncropped and is pure luck with the dark overcast sky covering the sun. Just being able to see them fly and hear the air move through their wings overhead is a treat in itself…a great reward for being out on a cold January day.