I drove up to Skagit County on Thursday
after hanging some mixed media pieces at Dragonfly in Seattle.
And an unexpected site greeted me as I drove toward
  my favorite little "shabby chic" place.

I first thought they were snow geese,
but the necks are too long.
So they're either trumpeter or Arctic swans,
here to winter in the Skagit Valley.

Any bird experts out there?


Red or Gray Art said…
only the little birds i create...these are really great looking in the field...love the contrasts!
beth said…
I think they are just called amazingly beautiful....
Meri said…
They are amazingly beautiful, you're right. And there were two different fields full on opposite sides of the road within a block or so. It was raining and mucky, so I didn't go tromping in the field even with my muck slip-ons, though it would have made some of my shots turn out better (assuming they would hold still and not freak out and fly away). I was very excited to see them.
Marci Plank said…
Hi Meri - So glad you got to see fields of Trumpeter Swans when you drove up to the Magic Skagit! The Snow Geese have returned in record numbers this year and I am seeing more Trumpeter's than normal as well.
Hope you had a chance to visit La Conner while you were up in this direction!
Relyn Lawson said…
I've been so busy doing nothing much that I haven't been around to visit my friends in too long. So, though my wishes are late, I mean them with my whole heart. May your year be filled with laughter. May all your surprises be happy ones. May you remember to count your blessings. May you know each day how very much you are loved. Happy new year, my friend.
Judie said…
I think they are Trumpeter swans. They also nest in Barney Lake across the way from us. I love to see them as they fly in formation, honking as they fly over the house. Perhaps they know that the sound drives Bonnie crazy.

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