White-on-White




After keeping an eye on the bird counts at Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri), and seeing another strong cold front about to move through the area, I decided I needed to get up to the refuge ASAP … bald eagle counts of over 225 and trumpeter swan counts of over 250 were incentives enough for […]

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Trumpeter Swans in Picturesque Alaska




(This post originally published in December 2010) I recently had a comment from someone on Twitter about seeing Trumpeter Swans a few years ago, in snowy/icy conditions. That got me to thinking … I was able to capture some pretty nice Trumpeter Swan images 2 years ago, when I was in Haines, Alaska shooting bald […]

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Trumpeter Swans, Part 2




Today, my blog picks back up with the Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that I photographed at Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri, last week. In my last swan post (Trumpeter Swans, Part 1) I posted photos of trumpeter swan families as they rested and fed on the refuge waters. Today’s post includes some flight shots […]

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Trumpeter Swans, Part 1




In today’s post, I’m featuring the reason I spent 2 days this week at Squaw Creek NWR, in northwestern Missouri … the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator). Just a few short years ago, the trumpeter swan could not (easily) be found in Missouri. But starting 3-4 years ago, the swans began stopping at the Squaw Creek […]

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Minnesota’s Trumpeter Swans (Re-post)




(This post originally published in August 2010) My last day shooting on my recent Minnesota trip turned out to be one of my best. I had been hoping for some Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), but up until now had not seen any. I decided to try a local wildlife conservation area, the Carlos Avery Wildlife […]

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