Trumpeter Swans

I read an article recently about the annual arrival of Trumpeter Swans in Monticello. There is a lot of information about it here. They usually arrive in December but with the unusually warm winter, they are just starting to arrive. I ventured out there today and grabbed a few shots.

They come for two reasons. One is open water…

…the other is the 150 pounds of corn that volunteers leave every day. There were about 200 swans there today, fighting with the ducks for their share of corn.

They don’t appear to be going hungry.

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