Spring on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a place of change and wonderment. Even though spring is technically many weeks away the current warming trend in the weather is suggesting to the birds which frequent the refuge spring is coming.
This is very apparent when the tundra swans start to make their yearly visit to the refuge in early spring. Usually around mid February, as they have already started doing, the tundra swans start showing up in the bear river migratory bird refuge to rest and feed for the next leg of their long journey northward to the arctic region where they breed a new batch of offspring each summer.
I captured a few short videos a couple days ago of some of the earliest visitors to the refuge this year. It is mid February and the swans are starting to show up in growing numbers each day. If you have ever wanted to see tundra swans up close and personal now is the time to visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Even though much of the refuge is still currently covered in ice, winter is starting to lose its icy grip with each warming day we are now starting to experience.