Earlier this week I was watching a group of white pelicans that were floating around and feeding in the marsh pond. Suddenly I saw a different large white bird come gliding into the scene… it turned out to be, of all things, a swan! At first I thought it might have been a tundra swan but no, this was in fact a juvenile mute swan who had not yet grown into it’s adult all white plumage.
It is odd to see a swan in the marsh but perhaps this youngster saw the white pelicans and thought they might be his parents. 🙂
Also note a great blue heron on the left, watching with interest as the scene unfolded.
It sure was interesting Sophie.
Glad you liked it!
The great blue heron really enjoyed the beautiful scene 🙂 Love it!
That GBH really did look interested in the whole situation didn’t he?! Thanks Amy!
Che scena fantastica ed interessante. Ottimo scatto Phil!!
Sono contento che ti è piaciuto questa foto Pat
Thanks for checking out the scene!
Such great composition – clever you! I wonder whether the GBH would have tolerated the youngster?
That swan is *still* hanging around in the marsh pond. Today one white pelican came in and the swan followed it around possibly thinking it was his mother. 🙂
There were blue herons all over the place but they left the young swan alone.
What a great group. Couldn’t plan that if one tried. Beautiful, in various shades of white. 🙂
It was a nice group. I almost didn’t bother to grab any photos since it was clear across the pond but glad I did as it turned out. 🙂
It’s just a great arrangement.
Seems like there was an all call for different birds! What a cool photo, Phil!
There has been an interesting variety over at the marsh lately. The cold weather brought in the ducks but egrets and herons are all over too. We had one white pelican show up today which was cool.
Glad you liked this pic!
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