Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

                                                                                                                   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.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

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