Grand flyby of swans


What had been planned for today’s posting was upstaged when about 80 swans (probably Trumpeters) flew down the Lake heading west. It was the best flyby I have seen.

The picture, below, shows the first seventy or so of them. To view them, the cursor must be moved to various places across the frame. (A mobile device uses a tap.) Another dozen or so swans following behind were out of the picture. They will all head to the High Arctic to breed.

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6 Responses to Grand flyby of swans

  1. Lorna says:

    Wow! Impressive sighting and photograph.

  2. Nancy Van Allen says:

    What time did they fly by?

    Would I have seen them in Sunshine Bay/Harrop area?

    • Alistair says:

      Nancy, this happened last Saturday morning. These swans arrived at the Kokanee Narrows at about 9:15 a.m. probably from the east. So they would have likely passed Sunshine Bay at about nine. At about 11:20 a passing boat spooked them and they all flew west, which is when I saw them. The same day around a hundred swans were seen at the north end of the Lake. Further, on Sunday about 200 were seen in the Nicola Valley. Clearly, the northward migration is on.

  3. Eugene and Cathy Tompkins says:

    Eugene and I saw 2 dozen swans flying east to west on Friday morning at about 8 am when we were out walking the dog on the lot beside the Dock and Duck. They were flying upper Balfour not over the arm of the lake.

  4. Christine says:

    Thank you for keeping us in touch with nature’s cycles.

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