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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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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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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