When two Trumpeter Swans showed up on Deer Lake in the first week of November and stayed around for a few days, I happily advised readers in my previous post here to look out for these magnificent birds. What I didn’t know at the time was that just a few days earlier, on November 4, Rosemary Coupe had seen and photographed a huge flock on the lake.
Imagine Rosemary’s surprise when she looked out of her window in the morning to see this flock of swans swimming by on the lake. She counted 39 birds, and managed to capture most of them in this quick photograph. The birds were only on a short visit unfortunately, and soon left for points east.
In flight Trumperters can be very vocal; click here to listen to them vocalize. Now you know why they’re called Trumpeters.