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I got these cormorants
this past Monday (5/22/17) out in front of Townleys’ lakefront. Full-grown ones
are black, although it looks like the other two are larger than the black one.
I think they were scoping out something for lunch! A big carp was breaking
water nearby, but he was way out of their league! Maybe if they would have
ganged up on him.
These are tagged Trumpeter Swans that showed up
several days ago. They were hangin’ out with the other swans and the geese and
ducks yesterday when I grabbed this photo. So much for the myth that swans will
drive other waterfowl out of the area! I read that they are the largest native
waterfowl in North America, with wingspans as much as 7 1/2 ft. and heights as
much as 4 ft.! Some weigh in at over 30 lbs.! The name comes from their
At least 6 tagged Trumpeter swans first appeared on Sweet Arrow Lake last spring on what seems to be a migration North. It is believed that they either escaped or were released from a preserve or private breeder. Genuine wild Trumpeter Swans are not ordinarily seen in this area.