We see lots of swans in spring when they pass through migrating north. They congregate on ponds (sometimes still frozen) with geese and ducks. They do not stop here for the summer. I love to watch them fly. They are so graceful.
Nov 20/15 – My neighbour called to tell me this young swan (Nov 15/20 photos) was sitting on this pond for quite a few days. There was some blood on the ice so we thought he might be injured so we went to him but when we got too close he flew away. The next day he was back and stayed at the pond alone. Lots of swans were migrating at this time but he didn’t join them. Sadly a few days later he died. We are not sure why he stayed there or where his mother was.