Another Marked Swan

A friend told Jim that this is the time of year swans molt their feathers and it's when the DNR or other wildlife people put collars on them.  We were driving past the pond where I saw the last one and we decided to pull in to see if it was still there.  Right away we could see one swan on the water and I wanted to see if it was Swan number 26C or if it was a different one.
Well, as you can see (if you click on it to zoom in) this one is 26N and it does look like it's getting a new set of feathers. And like the last one, I reported this one to the USGS Bird Banding Lab.

Thank you everyone for your nice comments about Molly.  She's such a good girl...most of the time!  


TexWisGirl said...

nice to see these beautiful (banded) swans!

Beth said...

The swan is beautiful!!

Nancy said...

We think Molly is adorable. Now that is interesting when they band the swans. Doesn't the band look tight? Just me I spose, don't want it to come off. Very cool photo.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Swans are such elegant looking birds.