Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Trumpeter Swans at Lost Lake

Life in the Kootenays is regulated by the ferry schedule. Last week, driving over the Monashee pass, we had 15 extra minutes. So we decided to stop at Lost Lake, which is located some 1200 m above sea level. Great was our surprise when we spotted four trumpeter swans that apparently made a short stop-over at this tiny mountain lake on their journey south to their winter quarters. They seem to be papa and mama swan with the two youngsters they had raised in the Yukon during the summer months. We had never seen these graceful birds in the wild.

11 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

  1. Ein schönes Foto. Die beiden Grauköpfe in der Mitte sind noch Jungtiere. Dann hoffen wir, dass die Trompeterschwäne ihr Ziel alle wohlauf erreichen. Liebe Grüße nach Kanada.

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  2. What a piece of luck that you had 15 extra minutes!
    I love swans. The mute swan is Denmark’s national animal, we have lots of them, and they are protected. During summer we also get some whooper swans, but they fly south during winter. I have never seen a trumpeter swan or a black swan in the wild.

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  3. The trumpeter swan summers in Alaska along with Canada. I have seen many of them and find them very magnificent. So glad you both got to enjoy them before catching the ferry.

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