Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tundra Swans

The Tundra Swan migration is a spectacular annual viewing opportunity at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area.

When we visited yesterday, there was an estimated 3,400 birds on site. Lots of birds, lots of humans LOTS of cameras.

As we were heading home from our visit with the swans we saw this hawk lifting off. It was quite a day.


  1. Hi Elaine!

    You are runner up No. 3! You won a little field mouse friend!
    Please email me your address and this little illustration will be on its way home to you~

    Hope you have a perfect day!

  2. Your swan photos are lovely, and the hawk is breathtaking!

  3. Great birding time. I am confused now. In Bellingham I thought the fields with white birds were all Trumpeter Swans, but now I've learned that white snow geese also winter here. From a distance I can't tell the difference. Either way they are a beautiful sight. - Margy

  4. Oh my how wonderful to be able to see them in person. Kinda like the Eagles here! Wow hon the shots area amazing!! That hawk!! Hugs, Sarah

  5. Congratulations on your win!!! How fun is that?

  6. I was thrilled to be runner up nuber 3 in Michelle's giveaway contest - the field mouse is adorable. I'm looking forward to having it framed on my desk at work. Isn't the blogisphre grand?!

  7. Your photography is very nice. I favor the birds but love all things in Nature. Some of the meanest are the cutest.

  8. Fantastic sight!


  9. Hi Eliane,


    How do you shoot in B & W from a digital camera? I thought if I put it to M which I thought was for monochrome, the photo didn't turn out.

    Would you also accept a normal photo and I used the computer to get a sepia result.



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  11. Hi Ann, Regardin your question on shooting black and white for our weekly FSO theme: I didn't actually shoot in black and white. I changed the photos to B&W with Picasa 3 software - it's free online. You can get some great effects with it. Good luck!