Birds of Henrys Lake

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By Lorraine Snipper There is supposedly a difference between birdwatching (unintentional, unplanned) and being a birder (very intentional, seeking out birds). I had always thought that birders check off lists, and I was loathed to be that person.  I wanted stop-action shots of birds doing what they do, to share an appreciation of their beautiful […]

Trumpeter Swans

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By Deb Drain Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) are one of the most identifiable waterfowl found in the Island Park area. They are named after their call, which sounds like a trumpet. Trumpeter Swans are entirely white, with black bills, feet, and legs. They are the largest waterfowl in North America and one of the largest […]