Trumpeter Swan

Cygnus buccinator

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Through 2013, we had never seen a swan at Chert Hollow, but that changed in the early months of 2014. Since then, during the winter months, it has become routine to see Trumpeter Swans fly over at low altitude. Their distinctive call alerts us to their presence, and we always welcome a chance to take a break from tree work, look up, and listen to both their call and their wing beats as they pass low overhead.