For the last week or so we have had about twenty tundra swans hanging out in Chequamegon Bay near the mouth of Fish Creek. The swans are on their way to Chesapeake Bay. Tundra swans are a larger-than-life reminder of the amazing migration many birds make from their arctic breeding/nesting grounds across North America to their wintering sites.
Some places along the Upper Mississippi receive thousands of swans each fall near Alma, WI and Weaver Bottoms, MN.
On a day like today, with a warm gray mist hanging over the lake, I feel lucky to witness these beautiful birds on their long journey.
Tundra Swans at Alma, Wisconsin by rontaube