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Swans at DeSoto Bend

Postby bigredmed1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:32 pm

Was up at DeSoto Bend today. Aside from the geese and ducks, they have about 60 swans migrating through. Never realized how much bigger they are than Canada geese. The rangers said that they have been coming through for 3 years and each year increasing in numbers.

Something to check out this weekend.

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Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 am

Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at?
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Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Postby bigredmed1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 pm

Brad wrote:Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at?

The main visitors center has a bubbler in the lake that keeps that part of the lake from freezing. They were right in front of that building.

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Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:39 pm

bigredmed1 wrote:
Brad wrote:Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at?

The main visitors center has a bubbler in the lake that keeps that part of the lake from freezing. They were right in front of that building.


Thanks! I have been meaning to go up there to look for Bald Eagles. Even more reason now.
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Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Postby bigredmed1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:03 am

Brad wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:
Brad wrote:Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at?

The main visitors center has a bubbler in the lake that keeps that part of the lake from freezing. They were right in front of that building.


Thanks! I have been meaning to go up there to look for Bald Eagles. Even more reason now.

On Wednesday, we saw a large immature bald eagle hunting ducks. Got a shot of it hovering over a spot where it's intended brunch dove under water to escape.


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