The Swans Are Back

The mute swans have come back in large numbers. Today we saw five swans landing in Draper Bay at the northwest end of Colonel By Lake. They joined several others who already enjoyed the clear water of the bay around this time of the approaching spring. Here is a group from around the same time last year. Given a chance we will try to take a photograph of the 2016 early arrivals.


They breed in the River Styx where there are much larger wetlands with less human traffic nearby. An invasive species they are nevertheless a beautiful sight.

Other recent arrivals are: Blue Herons, Kingfishers, Canada Geese, Cormorants, Terns, lots of ducks and …the Ospreys.

Have a great time observing the rich wildlife around our Aragon Road.

The photo in the heading of this blog was taken a few days ago with a decent camera and good telelens from across the bay.

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