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Monday, February 6, 2012

Trumpter Swan(s)

 Trumpeter Swan winter in the Skagit and Stillaguamish Valleys.  They should head back to the Northern Tundras and Siberia in another month or two.  They love the farmers lush winter grass but the farmers don't love them back in quite the same way.  Trumpeter Swan have black beaks and legs not the orange one is used to seeing like on the Mute Swan.


  1. So why don't the farmers like them again? I think you mentioned that some time ago. Whatever their faults, they sure are pretty birds!

  2. Cool. We have a few trumpeter swans here but not enough to anger any farmers... that I know of, anyway.

  3. Such a beautiful scene. The swan looks so nice in the grass.

  4. I love seeing the Trumpeters in the Skagit Valley but I don't think we'll make it this winter. I'll just have to wait for them to migrate north. There is nothing quite like their trumpeting call as they come in for a landing.