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2023 News and Notes

Photograph by Margaret Smith

2023 TTSS News Archive

News Highlights from 2023

BRITISH COLUMBIA: "There’s something magical about swans; the birds have captured the hearts and imaginations of people for hundreds of years and they have been the subject of many photographers in the Okanagan and Shuswap.

Norman Dick, a wildlife photographer, stumbled across some swans in Tsútswecw Provincial Park in the Shuswap...The snow-white birds aren’t just beautiful to look at — the Trumpeter Swan Society says they are a sign of a healthy wetland." Read the article...

BRITISH COLUMBIA: " A photographer in the Shuswap braved the winter weather to capture photos of Trumpeter swans playing on the Adams River earlier this week.

Sicamous man Norman Dick headed out to the Tsu’tswecw Provincial Park with his camera on Jan. 2.

“It was a nice day, minus 1 degree celsius,” he said. “I have captured a lot of eagles in the area but this was the first time I saw swans. I was excited.”

Dick followed a trail he didn’t normally take, then made his way through the brush to find a spot, and a lot of swans, on the Adams River.

“When I photograph in areas where birds are used to humans they don’t notice me but when the swans saw me their heads all popped up,” Dick said. “I knelt down quietly for ten minutes at a time, inching closer until I lay on my belly on the snow for an hour taking photos and just enjoying watching the birds.” Read the article, see the photos

ARKANSAS: "MAGNESS LAKE — The winter swan dives at Magness Lake are not performed by daredevil humans braving the chilly waters. The maneuvers, as much a dip as a dive, are a feeding technique employed by Arkansas' most gorgeous seasonal visitors." Read more...

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