Trumpeter Swan Videos

Back in December (2014), I posted several times on Trumpeter Swans that were at the Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. At that time, I captured a few videos of the swans. However, due to having extremely slow internet at home, I could not upload them for sharing. On my current “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo […]

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Trumpeter Swans With Wings in Motion

It’s always a wonderful sight whenever a beautiful Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) leans back and upward, and start’s flapping it’s wings … you really get a sense for the size of the bird when they do this. This activity is common after a bird bathes or preens the bad feathers from his coat. Here are […]

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Trumpeters on a Foggy Morning

Yesterday morning, I made a trip to Carlos Avery Wildlife Area (north of Minneapolis, MN). I arrived as the sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon … and through a heavy layer of low-hanging fog. Unfortunately, I had no birds or wildlife that would pose in the fog for me. But I did […]

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White Beauties (Re-post)

(This post originally published in November 2010) Today’s post includes some images I made in 2009, prior to starting my nature blog, and are of some Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator). Up until just a few short years ago, Trumpeter Swans were typically not seen in Missouri. However, a small group started wintering at Squaw Creek […]

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Poetry in Motion

Today’s post includes images made during my recent trip to Squaw Creek NWR, in northwestern Missouri. This Trumpeter Swan cygnet is the same cygnet I previously posted about (the single swan, in a refuge pool all by himself). As he preened away, he abruptly stopped, arched upward and flapped his wings in a way only […]

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Fun Friday: “Can You See Me Now?”

During my recent Trumpeter Swan photo trip, I captured this “Fun Friday” post candidate, “Can You See Me Now?”:     While this cygnet was preening, he snaked his long neck behind his wing, with his head sticking out the backside … quite a different sight! I also want to share with my readers a […]

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