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Two lovely Trumpeter Swans spent a week in a pond near our home in mid August, 2004.  Trumpeter Swans are making a comeback in North America from the brink of extinction in the 1930's thanks to work by people like Harry Lumsden.  Harry who is the founder of the Ontario Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction Program, was recently named to the Order of Canada for his efforts to reintroduce Trumpeter Swans to the province.  Visit the following websites for more information:

One of the swans in the above images had a tag number of 673.  She was hatched in 2000 at Seneca College, King City, Ontario and was released at Mary Lake on 27 May 2002. She was last seen on Frenchman's Bay on 4 February, 2004, before this sighting in Caledon, Ontario.

Trumpeter Swan / Canada Goose Standoff

A Trumpeter Swan landed in a nearby lake on June 17, 2003.  It wandered too close to a family of Canada Geese and goslings.  The Canada Geese, although much smaller in size, defended their young and a brief battle ensued.  There were no observable injuries to either party and they went their separate ways.  

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