Posted by: cherylyoung | May 12, 2012

Have you ever seen anything as beautiful as a BC Trumpeter Swan

 

The trumpeter swan is the larger of B.C.’s two

native swan species and is the largest bird in

 North America.

It nests in remote northern freshwater wetlands,

with emergent vegetation, that are free from

 disturbance.

 Nests are large heaps of vegetation placed well away

 from shore.

 

 Only one pair usually occupy a marsh because of

 intensive interspecific aggression towards other

swans during the nesting season.

 Pairs usually mate for life.

 

The breeding season extends from late May to

mid-September.

 Family groups remain together throughout the fall

 migration and winter.

 

Trumpeter swans return to nesting marshes year

 after year, but are sensitive to disturbance and will

 abandon nests and nesting marshes if harassed.

 In winter, trumpeter swans are gregarious and

 flocks of over 100 birds are regularly found at

 favoured wintering sites.

 

 They frequent agricultural fields, rivers, estuaries,

 mudflats, sloughs and shallow lakes. 

CHERYL C YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C www.cherylyoung.ca

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