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Old 12-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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When I was back in Iowa over Thanksgiving week, I had the fortune to be able to watch the newset batch of trumpeter swans swimming in the Lily Lake, in the Amana Colonies. Iowa began a reintroduction program in the 1990s and we had a good wetlands for them. Here are some pictures of them. The one with a red neck band is one of the tagged adults.
Enjoy! I know I did!
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Beautiful! Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Such a beautiful bird. So luck to see them in the wild.

Trumpeter Swan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This site has great pictures.
http://http://www.trumpeterswansocie...formation.html

Hear trumpters.
http://http://www.allaboutbirds.org/...er_Swan/sounds
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Tks for the photos. I have seen them in the wild. Geese seem to bother them which is a shame. We have so many geese and so few trumpeters.
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Wild Trumpeter Swans...-dscf2521.jpg
5 stopped by earlier this week before the snow storm hit.
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First snow of the year and what a doozie it turned out to be.
A 31 hour blizzard and still hasn't come to an end!
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Lovely photos gnomenative and havalotta.
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A 31 hour blizzard and still hasn't come to an end!
How are you and your snow drift doing today?
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Still snowing this morning.... 75 mile per hour winds knocked out the power for a short while yesterday. Blizzard was HORIZONTAL! Ok now....
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those are some great pictures! I just saw a flock of about 12 swans today. I am not certain but the ones i saw looked like Tundra (whistling) Swans, but its difficult to tell the difference from a trumpeter swan when they are flying away from you. hopefully i get some pictures of them before they leave the area.
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Photos of anything new are always good if you can get some. The trumpeters are bigger but how are we supposed to tell unless they're on the ground. Trumpeters do trumpet and that's unmistakable. We don't have any tundra swans so that makes it easier for us... the big ones with the solid black bills are all trumpeter swans if we see any.
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