Six Trumpeter SwansSometime in the early afternoon on Saturday, a birding buddy texted me that there was a report of Trumpeter Swans out in the valley. I headed out there about 4 PM and it was impossible to see the birds because they were hidden by vegetation on private property.
First record for the county
White wisps of magic
Fortunately, the birds finally drifted out where I could get some good clean photos of them. This was the first and only report of Trumpeter Swans in my county. I know that they are common in the Pacific NW and further north in the summer. I have seen them many times up in the Yellowstone/Tetons area, but it was cool to see and photograph them here.
Several birding buddies went out to the location the next morning before 7:00 AM, but the birds were already gone….thus the white wisps of magic.
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How exciting is that!! They’re so beautiful. I’m glad you were able to get there to see and photograph them!!
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Thank you, Deborah. They are certainly beautiful. I am fortunate to have connections throughout the county and birding community so that I get notices of new and interesting birds in a very timely manner.