So here I was Monday, on a road trip to another family funeral, Mom and I were fortunate to see a pond full of Whistling Swans. Though we were much too far away to get close photos, we certainly enjoyed the view.
They are so graceful and beautiful with their straight necks, black beaks and 4 1/2 to 5 foot wing spans. The Whistlings were traveling with a flock of Canadian Geese, I suppose, also on their way to their far north nesting grounds.
They sure were a refreshing chance to slow our trip, getting out to walk around a bit and love what we were seeing. They continued to feed, butts up in the air., and preening themselves, not bothered much by our presence.