Backyard Birding Information

Trumpeter Swan on the Long Beach Peninsula

Trumpeter Swan and Goose
Trumpeter Swan and Goose - Image Suzy Whittey

Twenty-two Trumpeter Swans were counted during the Leadbetter CBC (Pacific County WA, the Long Beach Peninsula) in December - a higher number than recent years.

They have been very visible this year on many of the freshwater lakes making for wonder photographic opportunities. There are five signets in that number and the parents have been showing them all the good feeding locations.

In the 17 years Suzy Whittey has lived on one of those small lakes the swans have been on the lake on a hand full of occasions. This winter they have been coming to the lake every few days and even coming out of the water in her yard to relax.

This photo was taken from Suzy's patio door.

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