"Waiting in The Wings" -Trumpeter Swans (Immature)

December 12, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

"Waiting in the Wings"

Trumpeter Swans (Immature) - 6 Photos

 

 

"Waiting in the Wings" can be related to the fact that stage actors wait in the wings at the side of the stage until it's time for them to play their part in the drama. 

 

Thought that was a good description of these young swan siblings on their first migration south.

 

They were accompanied by one parent at the time and watching them one early morning, it became apparent through their parent's vocalizations that it would call them in to groom and then finally, after some time, getting them into formation for their take-off together. (That splashing at the left of the last photo is the adult's.)

 

And yes, there was sibling rivalry. A little of biting each other's feathers and teasing each other. In Photo #5, the youngster does not seem very impressed with its sibling's display of feathers! Yep, I've got a set of those myself. No dressing to impress here.

 

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