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Trumpeter swans are the heaviest waterfowl in North America. These big birds may weigh as much as 32 lbs. and have powerful wings that span about 6 feet. They are white with black bills and feet. Young of the year are darker with some mottling among the white feathers. Some birds will have a darker neck and head stained in the color of the mud in which they feed.
Wetlands, rivers and lakes. They will feed in upland fields as well.
What better spotting for Valentine's Day than this one? Two pairs of trumpeter swans form hearts. This photo was taken on Valentine's Day in 2011.
Spotted on Feb 14, 2011
Submitted on Feb 15, 2014
and 32 other people favorited this spotting
Wow what an awesome photo you did a really nice job and it is really lovely how they are making hearts :D
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Congratualtions for SOTD, Gordon!! :-)))
SotD ... congrats :)
Congratulations! What a beautiful capture!
Beautiful, Gordon! I love that you can see their leg bands too :)
Nice capture, and congrats on SOTD!
Congratulations Gordon, you've done it again!
Love is in the air for these courting trumpeter swans in our spotting of the day! It seems only fitting that these beauties were spotted on Valentines Day!
Absolutely gorgeous birds. Your photo is breathtaking and artistic.
Awesome spotting Gordon,it seems "done",perfect for the occasion,congrats and thanks for sharing
And for Valentines day to boot. So beautiful!
WOW! Gordon wonderful!
aww! great capture, gordon!
Pretty pic! and happy day :)
WOW!! Yes...Gordon Dietzman, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, to you and all at PN!!