Trumpeter Swan on Ice

Trumpeter Swan at Lake Elkhorn on 12/29/17. She was already on the ice when I arrived in the afternoon. The lake had thinly frozen over, so she was primarily in a melted patch close by the Lake Elkhorn docks. I love the reflection of her in the ice.

This particular bird (P95 tag) is a female, 3 or so years old. Yellow tag indicates this bird is originally from Ontario. Was spotted in searches there several months ago. Pretty rare to find one in our area as they are primarily found in Alaska, Western Canada and the US in states along Canadian border. I have gone many times to photograph her. She has been making the lake her home since approximately December 15. She had disappeared for several days from about December 22 until December 27.

Lens - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II @ 55mm on Nikon D5500