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Oh What A Sound. #7725922
11/24/22 10:56 AM
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Just had a pair of Trumpeter Swans fly over the house,30 feet over my head. I could hear them coming a long ways away.What a wonderful chorus of sound.
Tom


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7725926
11/24/22 10:59 AM
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hey tom,,,they nest here every spring. a few years back i woke to that sound in the middle of the night. almost the entire lake was covered with thousands of them. never seen that since. hope you and nancy have a great thanksgiving.

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7725934
11/24/22 11:05 AM
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Thanks Tim,I wish the same for you. Being close to the St. Croix,we have a lot of swans around.
I just love to hear them.
Tom


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7725950
11/24/22 11:28 AM
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Hello Tom and Tim. Happy Thanksgiving to you fellas. Those swans are something. Beautiful sounds from those swans

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7725955
11/24/22 11:32 AM
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happy turkey day to you and yours too wayne!

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726007
11/24/22 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
Just had a pair of Trumpeter Swans fly over the house,30 feet over my head. I could hear them coming a long ways away.What a wonderful chorus of sound.
Tom



Had that happen a few days ago at work, I was in the lot when a flock of 25/30 went over then a few minutes later another and then a third, amazing amount of sound from them that precedes and then lingers in their presence



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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726013
11/24/22 12:53 PM
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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726035
11/24/22 01:12 PM
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We had a lot more swans thru here this year......

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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726070
11/24/22 02:40 PM
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I have them fly over head several times a day when checking traps. Snow on the field and fog in the air makes is somewhat surreal at times. Several years ago I had a flock fly over me as several deer stood at the corner of the field as I was making a set. It looked like it a Terry Redlin print.


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726073
11/24/22 02:42 PM
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I've seen them here a few times, but never have I heard them.


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726144
11/24/22 05:13 PM
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Yes, a magical and wild sound when flying over.
We hear and see them every fall and spring.
Some drop down for a rest on our lake.
About a week ago we had a nice group.
Today we have only one.


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726206
11/24/22 06:30 PM
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Sure it wasnt a gjallerhorn.It is Vikings Thursday.

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726295
11/24/22 08:05 PM
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i think i read that the trumpeters were a much desired bird during the market hunting days. supposed to be good eating i guess. hmmmm......

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: fossil2] #7726307
11/24/22 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by fossil2
i think i read that the trumpeters were a much desired bird during the market hunting days. supposed to be good eating i guess. hmmmm......

I hear they taste alot like bald eagle or spotted owl....


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726313
11/24/22 08:19 PM
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Minnesota was instrumental in bringing the Trumpeters back, from the brink of extinction.
Tom


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726447
11/25/22 12:15 AM
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Yes Tom along with WI and the crane federation. The foundation created the swan dummies that helped the young ones they hatched migrate south and it is working out quite well.

Several of the waterfowl ponds in northern WI have small swan flocks on them every fall. Most I have seen on one is 12 to 14. How big of flocks have some of you seen.
I was paddling on a bout a 20-30 acre pond this fall and 5 took off.They almost needed the whole thing to get up. Interesting also that they turn into the wind just like the airlines do.

Bryce

Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: 20scout] #7726483
11/25/22 06:26 AM
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They taste fine. We have a swan season here and tags are available from the NCWRC as a lottery draw. 25yrs ago we used to buy leftovers over the counter but that suddenly changed one year.


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: bblwi] #7726564
11/25/22 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by bblwi
Yes Tom along with WI and the crane federation. The foundation created the swan dummies that helped the young ones they hatched migrate south and it is working out quite well.

Several of the waterfowl ponds in northern WI have small swan flocks on them every fall. Most I have seen on one is 12 to 14. How big of flocks have some of you seen.
I was paddling on a bout a 20-30 acre pond this fall and 5 took off.They almost needed the whole thing to get up. Interesting also that they turn into the wind just like the airlines do.

Bryce

Small flocks of a dozen or so are not uncommon around here this time of year. Occasionally I will find a large flock of 50 or more feeding in fields. Fun to hear them talk.


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726566
11/25/22 08:39 AM
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We get mostly 2 to 8 in flyover flocks


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Re: Oh What A Sound. [Re: Bogmaster] #7726624
11/25/22 10:13 AM
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John,you have a Tundra swan season,I believe. There is no season on trumpeters. But they would probably taste the same.
During the winter,when there is open water on the St.croix,there are at times,large numbers of trumpeters.
The tundra swans pass over here on their way south,the flocks of those swans are very large.
Tom


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