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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday Birding Trip

On Monday we took a birding trip for my birthday at a local lake. We saw...
Canvasbacks
...Canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria)...
Ring-Necked Ducks and a Bufflehead
...Ring-Necked Ducks (Aythya collaris), one Bufflehead (Bucephala Albeola)...
Canada Geese
...two Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)...
American Coot
...three American Coots (Fulica americana)...
3 Mallards and a Coot
...three preening Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), and...

*drumroll*

Trumpeter Swans
...two Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator)! :D
Trumpeter Swan

2 comments:

  1. That was a fun trip that we took. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

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  2. I love the trumpeter swans, too. We live just up the road from a large, state wetland. Just the other day I heard the trumpeter swans coming in. Spring must be coming then. Often times we see them flying up to the wetland, as well. They are beautiful! Great pictures!

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