Swans tend to stay around here in February. Maybe it's the water level, low enough to get to the grasses they eat. We get to enjoy watching them, listen to the hum when they gather up for preening and sleeping, and study them as they interact. We have a lot to learn.
This is a family group. The 3 young are grey necked and still have color in the body. I watched the young eat. Before they turned bottoms up to reach the grass they seemed to scrub the sand with their feet.
Aren't they magnificent?