Trumpeter Swans

 

Last updated 12/28/2021 at 3:01pm

Karen Aubuchon Johnson

A family of swans. The parents are adorned with the snowy white plumage and the cygnets are the three smaller grey ones.

Last year in January, I set a goal to find and photograph swans in the wild. I was fortunate to see Trumpeter Swans in Western Colorado last winter and in Wyoming at several different locations, at different times this year.

My favorite memory was observing a family of swans slowly float by along a slow and winding offshoot of the river that made big loops back and forth through a marshy area. I watched them from a distance.

Baby swans, known as cygnets can't fly for 3 to 4 months. Their parents keep them hidden in the marsh grasses when they are first born. As they start to get a little...



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