American White Pelican Head Shot

Springtime Walk at Lake Morton

March 12, 2014 - I was getting ready to leave when the lake shared one last surprise with me: the Black-necked Swans are building a nest!...  I've seen Mute Swan cygnets and Black Swan cygnets born at Lake Morton, but this will be the first time that the city's imported Black-necked Swans breed.... Read more

Black-Necked Swan

Cygnet Watch at Lake Morton

May 4, 2013 -  Pretty soon we won't be able to distinguish them from all the other "stooges" (my name for the white ducks that come begging for food!) The Black-Necked Swans were out on the lake together.... Read more

Black-Necked Swan

Gray Icky Morning at Lake Morton

August 26, 2012 - I read recently that two Black-Necked Swans had been added to the "menagerie," and I've never seen one of those before, so I was hoping to find one.... Read more