Follow The Trumpeter Swans!

Where should I go to maximize my opportunities?  I certainly have access to plenty of information. Facebook, Google and Ebird have pretty much got it covered, but it’s still a crapshoot. I say this because I stopped at Beach Road, which is just a short distance from Jonas Green as the Swan flies, and found two Trumpeter Swans foraging near shore. I was able to get quite close by doing some serious hiking to get to the far side of the pond. It was cool to watch these giant birds calmly tipping, paddling and feeding. Are they the same birds as at Jonas Green?

No doubt I should vary my efforts more, but I also want to keep track of the Trumpeters. The Trumpeter Swan Society says these birds are juveniles and are probably not going to breed for several more years, so there’s no urgency on that front.

OTOH, I went to CBEC yesterday  and it was largely a waste of time. Yet another Spring when the warblers elude me.

Red Winged Blackbird 2021-1

The song of the Red Winged Blackbird fills the air in every MD marsh.

Osprey 2021-19

Ospreys are busy fishing and building nests.

Tree Swallow 2021-10 (1) Tree Swallow 2021-12

Tree Swallow 2021-10 (3)

Another year looking for the perfect Tree Swallow image.

Canada Goose 2021-67

This Canada Goose has an early brood of goslings.

Trumpeter Swan 2021-43

Trumpeter Swan 2021-42

Trumpeter Swan 2021-40

Trumpeter Swan 2021-41

Another pair of swans, or the same birds as at Jonas Green? Can’t say yet.

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