Rusty Swan

Friends, this trumpeter swan is getting some good food off the bottom of this swamp, lots of wild rice blooming and arrowhead root that is a favorite food.  He is very stained by the iron-rich water but after the molt he will again be pure white.  He was not alone on this pond, a couple of swans were chasing him away but he was still getting plenty of food. Also wish to share a new book on Texas birds with you, Bob Zeller of Texas Tweeties has published a book on Texas birds, the link is http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3431406, check out his preview. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. …..and another Russel Ray camping trip comes to an end………………..Hope all is well.

  2. Great post about the swans, MJ. Also, many thanks for the shout-out. Always appreciated. 🙂

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