In the last two days, many swans have been reported along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, and along the lower Kootenay River. Judging by the ones I have seen, they are Trumpeters.
They stopped by to feed on their way to the Arctic where they will breed this coming spring.
There were eleven swans in this group.
They preened on the border ice and then stood around lollygagging.
Having preened, some of the swans settled their feathers by flapping their wings.