We had some Trumpter swans stop by to check out the geese. The geese were impressed and stayed far, far away from the swans. The ducks are hiding behind the geese here. That is their method of dealing with strange things. And please note that the geese weren't loose -- I let them out to take this picture but I would have scared the swans off if it looked like the geese were going to go and investigate. Don't need a swan vs goose fight -- pretty sure I know who would win that! The geese look elegant until you see them with swans . . . We have trumpeters in our area (NW Washington State) from November through late February -- they usually hang out in the corn fields but every now and then they land in the hayfield. Wish we had a large pond . . . they'd stay then I think. On my list of future projects! Here the swans are alert, but I think they care more about me than the geese. Their necks look so impossible! I think the two sitting grey juvenile swans are gossiping about the geese. "They have such short necks! And they don't talk right! Why don't they fly away from that scary person?" And there go the swans . . . they stayed for 30 minutes or so, but I had to chase in a chicken that had gotten out, and I moved too quickly for the swans to tolerate I think. The geese look sort of wistful as the swans fly away . . . Or maybe they are relieved!