Trumpeter Swan #5
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Trumpeter Swan at Lake Elkhorn on 12/19/17. She was residing in the spillway below the dam still. It was a sunny day so I had the opportunity to spend more time at the lake taking photos. She was in the middle of the pond so I zoomed through the surrounding bushes to add a border to the photo. I really enjoyed taking photos of her with her reflection in the water.
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 @ 200mm on Nikon D5500