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Courting Trumpeter Swans | by IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")
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Courting Trumpeter Swans

Wild, courting or mating Trumpeter Swans in the Teton Wildlife Refuge. These birds mate for life.

 

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It took me several days of observing their behavior before I was able to determine when they would do this outstretched wing thing, and then it would only last for a split second. There is more information about this image on my blog.

 

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2012/07/09 2107v 117c 37f 1g

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Taken on September 30, 2005