Tundra Swans in Brownsville, Minnesota

Had a note yesterday from one of my favorite bird photographers, Alan Stankevitz. He reported the amazing sight of seeing a 1000 Swans or more drop out of the sky onto Pool 8 at Brownsville, Minnesota…

“While spending a splendid afternoon today at the Brownsville Overlook (Hwy 26, 3 miles south of Brownsville, MN) there was a sudden fall-out of well over 1,000 Tundra Swans that dropped from high altitudes and landed on Pool 8. At first, they were just faint white specs way off in the distance, but within a few minutes they were beginning to land. What an incredible sight!
“I would estimate there are well over 10,000 Tundra Swans now on Pool 8 already.”

“I tried to capture the sight of the swans in the photo at left, but it doesn’t do it justice! The entire sky was filled with glittering swans.”

 

2 thoughts on “Tundra Swans in Brownsville, Minnesota

  1. AS OF TODAY…11 08 13…… HOW MANY SWANS WOULD YOU ESTIMATE ARE THERE NOW?… WILL PLAN A TRIP FROM STOUGHTON, WI

  2. Sorry, Gordon, I missed your post. We eventually had well over 20,000 swans. I’ll try to post a photo from the air, though as of the 4 of December, they are no longer in Wisconsin.

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