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Swans Dancing

I’ve wondered how photographers capture mated Swans with those heart shaped images. Now I know.

Swans Dancing
Swans Dancing

Just wait.

If the birds are in mating season getting close and swimming together is part of the ritual. They do it and a photographer needs the angle. The Swans do the rest.

Swans Dancing
Swans Dancing

 

Dry Marsh, Everyone Was There

Crossing over to a marsh we found…no water.

Best viewed large.

Dry Marsh, Everyone Was There
Dry Marsh, Everyone Was There

I was not walking out for a closer shot.

The shrinking water condensed all the fish into a very small area.

My guess is in an hour there were no fish.

Speaking with the head ranger we found the water was lowered, trunks and water flow blocked, to allow the Widgeon Grass seeds to finish sprouting. In a few days the seed will be out and the marsh opened up to water. The water will spread the seed all through the area, basically planting the wild grasses to support the wildlife.

Pretty clever.

The water level is controlled using the same ‘trunk’ methods from the last 300 years. The first trunks here were setup by enslaved people from Barbados and West Africa for rice growth.