Posts tagged ‘tundra swan’

Tundra-bound swans

Posted April 11th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

This past week has seen an amazing array of waterfowl move through eastern North Dakota. Brought on my warming temperatures and colossal amounts of melt water in the fields, flocks of virtually every species has been recorded in the state already. Included were reports of snow geese in the hundreds of thousands, Canada geese in [...]

Still showing–waterfowl on parade

Posted April 5th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Even though the bulk of geese have already gone through our area, a great many birds are still around. I ran into several hundred tundra swans yesterday in addition to a lot of ducks (and the first American white pelicans of the spring). (tundra swans 4/4/10) But water is quickly drying up in most fields. And [...]

Welcome relief

Posted April 13th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

I guess folks can finally say we have shed the yoke of winter. The very last remnants of snow are all but gone and my yard will likely lose the remainder of it today. Migrants have been pouring through the area. Waterfowl particularly get much attention during this season. They are large, travel in humongous groups [...]