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, check out his preview. til Tomorrow MJ


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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