Early this afternoon there were four Tundra Swans resting on the ice at Swan Lake. In the fifteen minutes it took me to check out the road by the pump house and then into the sewer ponds, nine more swans arrived and settled onto the ice a good distance from the others. The only open water is at the most northern sewer pond, where there is a great congregation of water birds. I suspect that the swans will be lifting off as soon as they are rested.
Cheers, Bob Goodman