Swans on the Ice

Friends, The ice (and snow) are still on the lakes and covering Crex Meadows, but the Trumpeter Swans return anyway cause they know it is nearing time to nest.  Last spring, we watched a pair of swans build a nest in Crex, lots of pulling up vegetation and piling it on a muskrat house.  When they first return a lot of chasing behavior establishes the area boundaries and eliminating possible competition for mates. This specie was almost extinct and has rebounded well in the last few years.  Lead poisoning is still the biggest threat so please make sure your fishing weight is secure and doesn’t land in the bottom of the lake.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on March 8, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. fantastic photo mj, i hope your swans keep on the road to recovery 🙂

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