[mou] Trumpeter/Tundra- Steele Co.
Ken or Rebecca Vail
Sun, 1 Apr 2007 10:20:19 -0500
Life was sweet when you saw a flock of swans and you could default them as
Tundra (or Whistling). The reintroduction of Trumpeters in our area has
complicated matters, albeit more fun.
A friend alerted me to the presence of 12 swans Saturday. He ID'd them as
Tundra based on two that he scoped. I stopped there a couple hours later
and thought they were Trumpeters. I then checked the others and determined
both species were present. I called my friend back and reported my
findings. He stopped later; scoped each one and determined 8 Trumpeters and
4 Tundra Swans.
I'm wondering how often mixed flocks of swans have been encountered by
Their location: southern Steele Co.; MN Hwy 30 east of I-35, one mile east
of CR 45, then north on SE 14th Ave (gravel) 3/4 mile in a WPA area on the
west side of the road.