We live right in the migration path of the noble Tundra Swans who winter in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. They stop in this area in March to regain some strength, then travel on to the northern Prairies and Manitoba and onto the Arctic.
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As you can see in the top left picture, the swans are quite large. Those are Canada Geese in the pond with them. The swans dwarf all other birds in the area. They fly in groups of two adults and up to four children - the youngsters being a duller gray in colour.
The swans will be with us for the month of March. Until suddenly in early April, they are off and following their instincts to the far north.
If you live in the area, a visit to the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area or to Port Rowan/Long Point is worth the drive. There are viewing stands (one is actually enclosed for some shelter on a colder day). Bring your camera.
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