Far Guy and I met the Swan Guy..his name is Pete. We met him at woodcarving..he stopped to visit.
Pete feeds the Swans on Fishhook River. He was friends with The Swan Lady who fed Trumpeter Swans at Monticello Minnesota.
Pete like the Swan Lady feeds the Swans because someone should. He says he can still afford the corn..so he will continue. He said some people give him donations..he feeds them every morning.
He has invited us to watch him at feeding ..and we will go one morning soon with camera in hand!
In the meantime we enjoy the Swans and the Ducks that are gathered at the river. I like to go in the afternoon when the light is right for photographs.
These are the Cygnets.
Cygnets are young swans that were born last spring. This spring they will molt and be snow white like the big guys!
Here is a good photo for you to see the difference in color and size.
Chance enjoys trips down to the river. Far Guy rolls down his window and Chance hangs his head out and watches the swans and the ducks. He is quiet and just watches and never barks. The ducks fly in..quacking and the swans swim silently over..then they start to honk or trumpet..I think the ducks irritate the swans.
I am amazed at how close I can get to them..and equally amazed at how large they are:)