Montana Outdoors

February 6, 2008

Swans

Filed under: Birds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 12:38 pm

Along a lonely stretch of the lower Flathead river yesterday as we returned from a trip to the city we could see these swans on the river. It is the only place around here where I can recall ever seeing swans, and not too often there. They were very wild and I was unable to approach very close to them, so the pictures are not that good, but they are fairly rare around here and for that reason are of considerable interest to me.

Tundra Swans

Tundra Swans

My best guess is that they are Tundra swans. Their markings are right, but they seem to be smaller than Tundra swans, which have 5 – 6 foot wingspans. It could be just because of the distance that they appear smaller though. If anyone has a more positive identification, please let me know.

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