While many songbirds are gone with winter arrives, along with the arctic blast is the arrival of ducks and swans. There is a flock of Tundra Swans that return every year for their seasonal home on the Magothy River. In the summertime, Tundra Swans go to the Arctic tundra on the top of North America.
Tucked in the flock is a solitary Trumpeter Swan. If one listens closely, you can hear his baritone call among all of the tenors.
As with other wildlife, there are times they just decide to randomly attack each other. One trying to show dominance over another.
They are graceful creatures, but don’t let their delicate appearance fool you. They are strong birds with wingspans up to five feet. They can hit their opponent with such strong force you can hear the slap.
It’ll be a wonderful winter to be able to enjoy these beautiful birds.