Saturday, February 23, 2013

Feb 21, 2013: Trumpeter Swans

Four of the 1st Winter Trumpeter Swans. 12/21/13 (Wolf. Oestereich)

Late this afternoon (2/21), before the snowfall, there were 30 Trumpeter Swans present on the south lake.  Twenty-one were adults, with the rest being immatures (1st Winter).  This is the highest number of Trumpeters I've observed at the Park.  One of the adults had an orange wing tag (left wing).

Also present on the open water were Greater White-fronted Geese (6+), Ross's Goose (1 adult white), Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Mallards, Common Goldeneye (3♂ + 1♀), and Common Merganser (1♂).  Two Bald Eagles (1 adult + 1 immature) circled above for several minutes.

Wolf. Oesterreich

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