Trumpeter Swans on the Lake

By , November 8, 2012 7:10 pm

Trumpeter Swans Oct 5 2012

Trumpeter Swans Oct 5 2012

We are now in November. For the last 2 weeks we have had Trumpeter Swans on our local lake. While I cannot be absolutely sure that a Tundra hasn’t snuck in, all the birds I have seen well and been able to identify have been Trumpeters. The call is very easy to identify. The largest group we saw so far was 16-20 birds on October 5th. For some reason the Swans seem to like the far end of the lake so I have not gotten many good pictures of them (in fact all the good ones were taken on the 5th). Given how rare the Trumpeter was only a few years ago, it is quite exciting to see them. I never saw them when I lived in NJ.

We have gotten a few other waterfowl. We are seening Canada Geese regularly. We saw a Common Goldeneye just yesterday. Unfortunately fall is progressiong and the lake will soon be frozen over. That will end the waterfowl until Spring.

Trumpeter Swan group 10/5/12

Trumpeter Swan group 10/5/12

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