I only currently have a 105 lens so besides cropping the above and last picture this is as close to the birds I could get.
We drove out in hunt of the migratory birds that come to calispell lake every year. there are hundreds of tundra swans and trumpeter swans and other birds. a birders paradise.
the lake is very shallow and very marshy. Couldn't get much closer to then these shots due to the wet ground.
I wish I would have taken some video because the sound was amazing. hundreds of bird calls, wings flapping and splashes at landings.
they have a tundra swan festival of sorts every year which is the weekend following this one but we can't make it out there so we decided to drive out today (and a gorgeous day to boot) to take a glimpse. Couldn't get out to the private bird docks which would have been a little closer but at least we got to see them. Next year I am going back but hopefully with a bigger lens.
more information can be found here. Probably some more pictures as well.