Tuesday, March 9

The Return of the Swans

The first returning trumpeter swans of the year have been sighted, and now we know that spring is really just around the corner. Before long, many swans will gather together in the open water of McClintock Bay, waiting there for the smaller lakes of their nesting grounds to open up. At the peak there may be 2 thousand swans or more in the water there. Listen to what a few swans sound like. Now imagine that multiplied by a hundred or so, and you've experienced the sounds of McClintock Bay when the swans are gathering. Like a massive horn section in a giant orchestra tuning up. The word cacophony was invented for just this sort of racket.

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