Friday, January 9, 2009

Trumpeter Swan

Oct.10 2008
911 pond.
Trumpeter Swan
Cygnus buccinator

Sunset 4pm Jan 9 2009. Today i didn't get out till late in the afternoon. Part of my day went into investigating a proposal. One can still apply for land here in the Yukon. Which is a good thing , but not always. In this case someone is applying for an 460 acre Agricultural lease. Right on my favorite 911 pond. Where over this summer i watched the Trumpeter Swans.

June 10 2008

August 27 2008

2 comments:

Sue said...

I hope you can keep it wild!

I would want to apply for all the land around me, just to keep other people from changing it. I guess that would be impossible.

Peg Abbott, The Trumpeter Swan Society said...

We at The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) www.trumpeterswansociety.org are in the midst of developing a monitoring program for swans that citizens can be involved with. Threats to sensitive nest areas, habitat fragmentation and degradation, toxins and climate change pose real problems for Trumpeters. While some populations are expanding, others - such as the Yellowstone population - are in decline. Watch our website for announcement of this monitoring program in the next few months, sounds like your input would be most helpful.