It’s always fun to see a new bird down on Lake Estes. These four Trumpeter Swans were just swimming around a couple of weeks ago. They are so beautiful. Back east we had Mute Swans which had black and orange beaks.
Trumpeter Swans, which are the world’s largest species of waterfowl, are frequently found in the Rocky Mountains. They are present year-round in the Yellowstone area, with hundreds gathering there on open water during the winter.
The Trumpeter Swans get their name from their loud, bugling voice. They are a beautiful bird, aren’t they?