Tundra swans are back!!

December 24, 2017 — Several Northern birds migrate to our area where they remain over the winter.  Regular winter migratory visitors to our neighborhood include Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) and Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola).

A group of eight Tundra Swans was spotted on Presley Creek around noon, Sunday, Dec. 24.  In previous years we have seen as many as 30-plus Tundras.

Here’s a photo of the group seen Dec 24.  Tundra Swans feed on underwater vegetation — notice several of these swans have their heads under water, feeding.