Do That To Me One More Time
I happened to see several Trumpeter Swans out yesterday enjoying themselves ;) in the frigid waters. Perhaps they were trying to keep warm lol ;) These two were tagged E78 and A68.
Seen in the Port Credit Harbour yesterday while I froze my butt off.
"The Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator, is the largest native North American bird, if measured in terms of weight and length, and is (on average) the largest living waterfowl species on earth. It is the North American counterpart of the European Whooper Swan."
"The magnificent Trumpeter Swans: Once an endangered species
When the Hurons inhabited the Wye Valley 350 years ago, the graceful beauty of the Trumpeter Swan was likely a common sight. However, habitat loss and over hunting completely eliminated this species from Eastern Canada.
Less than two dozen pairs remained in all of Canada, and the Trumpeter Swan became an Endangered Species. In 1988, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre became involved in returning Trumpeters to their native habitat through participation in a national reintroduction program. This high profile program has become the signature program of the Wye Marsh.
Wye Marsh tries to keep our members and interested swan spotters up-to-date on Trumpeter Swan happenings throughout North America. As the long term environmental impacts affect all regions of the North American continent we try to monitor Trumpeter Swan news."