Nice spot TCIII !
I like it. It's got a good view of the sky. My creek spot is very covered... in a tight "S" bend, so the ducks will come in hot from up or downstream, or they dive bomb from overhead. Makes for some tough shots. I'm the only guy on that creek anyways, so I'll move around a bit, there's about 2 km of it I use, but I have to portage a few log jams.
Well I struck out too... but that's because me and the lady drank a whole bottle of wine and stayed up past bedtime last night... so I spent to morning in bed.
Maybe tomorrow, or the day after... It's going down to -14 C here tonight.
I've got a lot more current in my spot, actually sucks to paddle home in it... on the way there it's great! I'll expect to have water till January, last year it didn't freeze at all.
I don't see swans much, that's awesome you got a peek at them.