Title: Pictures of Swans perhaps
Tinkle - March 26, 2012 05:51 PM (GMT)
So this morning I drove my hubby to work and on the way home, while driving down my street, I saw this pair on the creek that runs alongside my road. You have to appreciate that I live in the Southend of Sudbury not in the country. This, to me, is amazing. Now I think they might be swans but I could be wrong so if someone knows that they are something other than what I think they are, please let me know. :)
Tinkle - March 26, 2012 05:59 PM (GMT)
Ok so apparently I did something wrong and the pictures won't show up. I created the album in photobucket and it's public..I suppose people can go there and view it. GRRRR
EasyRider - March 26, 2012 09:52 PM (GMT)
You have to host the pic somewhere, photobucket should be fine, click on the IMG button while you're posting and put in the address (URL) where the pic is. Should work Tinkle
Tinkle - March 26, 2012 11:14 PM (GMT)
That's what I thought I did. I put the album on photobucket. Then I clicked on the img link and clicked img here and put the link in but it gives me an error message..:(
Tinkle - March 27, 2012 12:24 AM (GMT)
Tinkle - March 27, 2012 12:25 AM (GMT)
Ok..was a lot of work but I finally got it..there they are in all their magnificient beauty.
rothnie - March 27, 2012 02:53 PM (GMT)
Very nice pic Tinkle
Thanks for taking the time to share.
Justin - March 27, 2012 06:57 PM (GMT)
Trumpeter Swan , not related to the mute swan most people think of when they think of swans.
Justin - March 27, 2012 07:00 PM (GMT)
Off topic a bit, but just wanted to say you can also post pictures here that are in your facebook if you have the proper tag.
Edited to add picture below
tamriel - March 27, 2012 11:01 PM (GMT)
oh a pileated woodpecker :D my FAVORITE bird! I used to belong to the youth field naturalists club in Ottawa (yeah, geek!). I had always wanted to see a pileated woodpecker, saw my first while golfing here about 8 years ago. I just love them! Amazing Birds.
Tinkle - March 29, 2012 12:19 AM (GMT)
Soooooo cool. I was told that the Swans in my picture are Tundra Swans. Are they the same swan with a different name perhaps???
As for taking the time to share...my pleasure. I was sooo excited to see them. I took over 20 pictures of them. Now I'm told that I can see them all summer at Fielding Park. Woohooo!!! Love it!!
Love your Woodpecker pic Justin. The other day we saw a woodpecker. Didn't look like that though. It was kind of grey and white. Also had a Grey Jay at our feeder. Reguarly see a pair of Mallard Ducks on the creek and saw a racoon when I was on the balcony. I LOVE the wild life :)
Justin no clue how to post a pic from FB on here. It was hard enough to post the pic of the swans from photobucket. LOL I do have an entire album of the swans on FB though. :)
Oh yea..one more thing. I don't care if people want to add pics of their wildlife to this thread. Doesnt' bother me at all...in fact I love seeing people's wildlife pics :) :) :)
Sammy - March 30, 2012 01:21 AM (GMT)
As long as the wildlife is alive... lots of roadkill out there.
Tinkle - March 30, 2012 02:15 AM (GMT)
Yea no roadkill...just live critters.... :)
Justin - March 31, 2012 09:27 PM (GMT)
Daughters new puppy, a Shih Tzu
Tinkle - March 31, 2012 09:36 PM (GMT)
Awww what a face. :) Thanks for sharing. :)
tamriel - March 31, 2012 10:12 PM (GMT)
coolmom - April 1, 2012 05:13 PM (GMT)
Thanks for posting the pic Tinkle yep they are Trumpeter Swans. Before I moved here from near Grande Prairie Alberta, I was on my way home from college one afternoon in the spring and I looked in a field that I was passing by and noticed a lot of white and for a moment I thought it was patches of snow but when I got closer I realized that they were birds so I took a walk closer. Turned out that it was a marshy wetland and there were thousands of nesting Trumpeters and so many different kinds of ducks nesting that I couldn't count them all. I continued home to get my husband and took him back to see them, I was so amazed by the beauty.
coolmom - April 1, 2012 05:21 PM (GMT)
Actually after comparing your pics to pics of Tundra Swans, it's very difficult to be sure which species yours are. Really doesn't matter, I can identify with the thrill of seeing them, they are beautiful.
Justin - April 1, 2012 06:27 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (coolmom @ Apr 1 2012, 01:13 PM)|
| Thanks for posting the pic Tinkle yep they are Trumpeter Swans. Before I moved here from near Grande Prairie Alberta, I was on my way home from college one afternoon in the spring and I looked in a field that I was passing by and noticed a lot of white and for a moment I thought it was patches of snow but when I got closer I realized that they were birds so I took a walk closer. Turned out that it was a marshy wetland and there were thousands of nesting Trumpeters and so many different kinds of ducks nesting that I couldn't count them all. I continued home to get my husband and took him back to see them, I was so amazed by the beauty. |
Hence why they call the prairies land of the living skies
Justin - April 1, 2012 06:34 PM (GMT)
They are difficult to tell apart. Here's a link of what I found. swans
johnnymop - April 2, 2012 08:18 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tinkle @ Mar 26 2012, 08:25 PM)|
| Ok..was a lot of work but I finally got it..there they are in all their magnificient beauty. |
That according to some of the folks i know that live in Sudbury, is what they call a dinner, and possibly leftovers!!!
Tinkle - April 3, 2012 12:23 PM (GMT)
I shall ignore that Johnny. I was provided a link after posting and according to the link they are Tundra Swans and this is part of their migratory path. :) Regardless like coolmom I think they are AMAZING!!
Last night we wandered over to "our" creek and there we saw 2 Mallards and 2 Loons. I've never gotten that close to Loons before so I was quite happy. Still have to check my camera and see how all the pics turned out. :)
Justin - April 9, 2012 01:01 AM (GMT)
Tinkle - April 9, 2012 02:46 PM (GMT)
Wow thanks for posting Justin. Very cool!
Yesterday we decided to check out Fielding Memorial Park. Wow...what a great place. We walked the trail and saw Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and a Swan. It's an awesome place to take Chaz for a walk. Took a bunch of pics but haven't uploaded them to Photobucket yet. Also got some pics of our bluejay. He comes to our birdfeeder and sits on the railing on our balcony. He's GORGEOUS!!!
I need a really good zoom lens for my camera though. Hard to get pics sometimes cause they don't want to come nice and close for me. LOL
Justin - April 9, 2012 03:41 PM (GMT)
If you already use Facebook, and you'd like to post a picture here, you don't have to up load to Photobucket. It's just as easy to post pictures from Facebook, and actually provides a bit more anonymity. I can help you out with the steps if you'd like
Tinkle - April 9, 2012 11:52 PM (GMT)
Oh yes please Justin. I do usually put my pics in an album on FB but have no clue how to put them here from there. If you could help me with that I'd be most appreciative. :)
Justin - April 10, 2012 12:39 AM (GMT)
Ok, follow these steps.
1) Begin by choosing the picture you want to post, then select it to open it up.
2) Placing your cursor over the picture, right click and a pop up will open
3) On the pop up menu at the bottom you'll see "properties" select that.
4) At this point another pop up will appear. In the center you'll see " Address (URL) " Next to that you'll see a URL address. Carefully copy this URL address making sure you get it all.
5) Then return here to the forum, and selecting from the forum menu "IMG" paste the address in the space that is provided in the pop up
Tinkle - April 10, 2012 08:26 PM (GMT)
Sounds simple enough...I shall have to try that later. Thank you for the instructions Justin :)