Some more trumpeters fly by.
Finally! Proof that birds use GPS when they migrate.
Even the usually shy little grebe hung around a few extra seconds.
All kinds of folk were out enjoying the sun and this pair of Buffleheads were no exception.
Now here's an unusual sight ... a Northern Shoveler with his bill above water.
The Snow Geese had been honking all day out at the waters edge. Finally something kicked them up. See if you can spot the culprit. I've given you some help in the next picture.
Too far away for me to tell exactly what it is, but likely an eagle or hawk.
A couple of Western Grebes (one just dove under the water) keeping their distance from the dike path.
I've gotten so used to seeing Snow Geese this time of year that it took me a second to realize the white birds flying overhead were Trumpeter Swans.
Junior stops to have one for the road.
The convoy ... heading out of town.
One of my books calls the raised wings an aggressive posture. I didn't see much aggression ... perhaps it's just an alpha swan thing. Either way I really like the shape it gives them.
While I didn't get any pictures of the swans on Vancouver Island, we found this small flock of Mute Swans on Salt Spring.
This little Bufflehead was having a great time sneaking up on the other ducks; diving and popping up right behind them and then giving them a goose on the tail feathers.
The cloudy weather allowed the green gloss on this Scaup's head show up quite nicely.
Something stirs up a field of Pintails and Wigeons.
Sandhill Cranes fly home after a hard day at the office.
Swans and ducks