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Laggard Tundra Swan

Tundra swans, also commonly called whistling swans (Cygnus columbianus), breed in the high Arctic tundra and winter along the coasts of Canada and the United States. Leonard and I love to watch these elegant birds as they swim in the … Continue reading

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Lots of Swans

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I cannot let February pass without once again mentioning one of my favorite winter visitors, the tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus). This year we, according to my unscientific survey, seem to have more swans here in Big Valley CA than we … Continue reading

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Winter Swans

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Beautiful winter visitors,  the tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) will soon head to their breeding grounds on the Arctic Tundra. Although I am sad to have these magnificent birds leave, their departure signals that spring is near. During the winter, large … Continue reading

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Winter of the Swan

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“There are more tundra swans this winter than ever before!” Often this winter Leonard and I commented to each other that there were exceptionally large numbers of tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) in the area – more than either of us … Continue reading

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Sleepy Tundra Swans

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Tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) breed on the high tundra across North America and winter in the more temperate areas of the continent, particularly along the coasts. During the winter we are fortunate to have these beautiful waterfowl visit the grasslands … Continue reading

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Waterfowl Migration

Finally – after nearly a week without access to the Internet, my service was restored this evening. Yes!! This interruption was the stimulus that I needed to change my ISP. Technology upgrade coming up! Waterfowl hunting season is over. The … Continue reading

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