My husband called me over today to "look at the white goose" out in the field with the Canadas. I figured somebody's domestic Emdens had escaped.
My binoculars revealed not a white goose, but A SWAN! I have never seen a swan in the wild, so this was quite exciting! He was huge, and had a entirely black bill, so they weren't mutes. The smaller female was slightly grey. According to my bird books, this looks like a Trumpeter swan, although this pair is waaay out of their normal range of Alaska, to upper North American west coast. They must be slumming by visiting this dull, Midwestern cornfield.
I only got a few shots when the pair took flight. What a lovely gift from God!