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Old Dec 26, 2012, 5:19 PM   #1
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Default Trumpeter Swans at their winter hang out

The Trumpeter Swans that were reintroduced at Crex Meadows over 20 years ago have been fruitfull. There are now many hundred. Having been hatched from eggs from Alaska, they had no genetic code on where to migrate to, or ancestors to show the way. Lucky for us, many just fly about 60 miles to Hundson, WI, near Mpls & St. Paul. It's a short drive for us and we're able to get up close and personal. Here's a shot that shows just a few of the Swans we saw just before Christmas. The water stays open all winter for them and a local resident provides some feed too.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 5:22 PM   #2
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WOW that's a lot of swans!!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 6:39 PM   #3
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That is cool Bob!!!!

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Wow a beautiful sight!
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That's about a third of the swans we saw that day. Thanks for the comments. Will get a few more pictues up soon
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