Date: 4/8/17 11:15 pm From: SeEttaM . <seettam...> Subject: [cobirds] Trumpeter Swan in Fremont County
We had a rare visit from an adult Trumpeter Swan today starting at the closed Holcim Wetlands. It has been several years since swans have visited Fremont County. Unfortunately 2 fishermen ignored the closed signs and walked into the wetlands where they flushed the swan. It subsequently landed in a flooded agricultural field in the town of Florence. The ag field was not large so I was able to get some very good photos and video of this swan. I kept my car back aways to avoid disturbing the swan and photographed from inside my car so it stayed and fed and groomed, still there when I left. I hope it flies back to Holcim Wetlands for the night where it can in a larger body of water and safer from coyotes or dogs. I have uploaded some photos onto my Birds and Nature blog <http://birdsandnature.blogspot.com/>but additional photos and video will be uploaded later.