Friday, September 7, 2012

Trumpeter Swans Update

Three to four times per week I check on the Trumpeter Swans, invariably to find they are ALWAYS on the far side of the lake!  Very frustrating for this amateur photog!  On Wednesday, however, they were out and about and I managed to get a couple of passable snaps which at least show that the four cygnets are all flourishing. The babes look great:  happy and healthy!  Soon it will be time for us to send them to our wonderful friend Jim Lawrence in Monticello for safe-keeping over the winter months. 

Since young newly-mated trumpeter pairs often select a nesting spot where the pen (female) was born, I am hopeful the St. Croix River Valley will soon be home to a thriving flock of these wondrous white birds!

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