Cingle Cygnet

Today’s post of the Trumpeter Swans, that I spent 3 days with last week, includes a single cygnet (young swan) that was in a separate refuge pool, all by himself. We don’t know if he just got separated from his parents, or if something happened to them. But he remained in a refuge pool, close […]

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Group Meeting

Continuing from yesterday’s post on the Trumpeter Swans, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing them make a flyby, especially close-up, when coming in to join a group of feeding/resting swans that are in a refuge pool, right in front of us!       Everyone’s here … let the meeting begin!       […]

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High Flying Beauties

Today’s post begins the week with some images of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that I captured a week ago at the Squaw Creek NWR, located in northwest Missouri. Trumpeter Swans used to be a rare thing to see in Missouri, but for the last few years, the numbers of wintering Trumpeter Swans here has been […]

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Yellowstone’s Trumpeter Swans

During my recent Yellowstone trip, I took a snowcoach from Mammoth Hot Springs to the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, where I stayed for a couple of days. In winter, a snowcoach is the only way (besides snowmobile) to get to Old Faithful. Along the 4 hour ride, we saw a lot of wildlife, including a […]

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Trumpeter Swans, An Alaskan View

After posting yesterday’s blog on Trumpeter Swans I photographed last year at Squaw Creek NWR, I checked their website last night to get their latest bird counts (they usually conduct their counts every Tuesday). Wow … last week’s count was 51 Trumpeter Swans; yesterday’s count was 95! That sealed my schedule for tomorrow … I’m heading out to […]

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White Beauties

Today’s post includes some images I made a year ago, 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 NWR, which is located in northwest Missouri. […]

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