Vicki and I were out for a drive checking some of our favourite watering holes where there is water! And we found some Greater Yellowlegs on their way north. So a degree of accomplishment. So we decided to try our luck where we had seen a Trumpeter pair in other years but nothing there recently.
We stopped the car and saw nothing. A tinge of sadness. When suddenly, and I do mean suddenly, a white Trumpeter was spotted flying directly towards us/car. It landed not 20m from us and continued toward us swimming! We got out of the car and waited to see what would happen next.
The story of K75.
Now Vicki is standing to my left, to the birds right. So it looks like the bird is going to walk between us?
Can you see "K75" on its yellow wing tag? Vicki is is off to the right.
And so having been greeted, the bird entered the water and swam away!
I have more photos but I think you get the picture. And to all a pleasant Mothers' Day.
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