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Wintering Trumpeters & Friends

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I checked out the St. Croix along Hudson WI to watch the wintering Trumpeters.  There were a couple of surprise visitors:

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Sorry, I Apparently posted the message before I finished adding pictures. There are about 100 trumpeter swans wintering in the open water near Hudson.

 

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Four Greylag geese dropped in Saturday morning.  They are native to Europe so I'm guessing they escaped  or were released by a collector.

 

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On Sunday morning there was a mute swan hanging around the trumpeters.

 

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The mute swan had a thicker build then the trumpeters.  The mute swan's bill was wider.

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The trumpeters are graceful flyers but often squabble with each other in groups.  They are fun to watch!

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awesome pictures!!!!!!!!! drive along the river by monticello in the evening . there are a whole lot of them there all winter!!!!!!!!

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