Photo by Barry Wallace
Dufferin Street ~ south of Hwy. 9
This splendid Trumpeter Swan was photographed on one of the smaller, roadside, private ponds in the hamlet of Glenville. This week's lovely weather makes this photo look like a summertime picture rather than one taken in mid-November. Bird writer and illustrator, David Allen Sibley, says the Trumpeter Swan's gentle, lower-pitched, slightly hoarse, nasal honking is like the honking of a European taxicab, whereas Don and Lillian Stokes, in their Field Guide to the Birds of North America, say the Trumpeter's voice is much like short trumpet toots, tootoot tootootoot.
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