Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trumpeter Swans liking climate change?

Trumpeter Swans
I was thrilled to see a pair of Trumpeter Swans and three cygnets on a drive yesterday.  They were 20 miles west of the Twin Cities, nesting in a wetlands just off of Highway 12.

In researching trumpeter swans I discovered a World Climate Report Blog that indicated that these swans are actually increasing in numbers over the past 40 years. So despite the floods, droughts, strong winds and melting ice caps, the Trumpeter Swans are doing better than they were earlier in the 20th century. Nice to know something is fairing better, isn't it?

Further down the road I discovered a White-tailed Deer and a couple of spotted fawns grazing near a field of corn.
White-tailed doe and fawns

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