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Trumpeter Swan H70
Photo Location: Sudbury ON, Canada 
Posted By: audiobomber, 01-31-2016, 09:02 PM

A few images of my dearly departed friend, Trumpeter Swan H70. I had been watching and feeding him since 2008. He was a wild swan, but preferred humans to swans. He was bullied by the nine local trumpeters because he was unable to fly after a wing injury several years ago. He often greeted me with trumpet calls and flapping wings. He would sometimes sit quietly a couple of feet from me for as long as I could stay. He was struck by a vehicle and killed last spring while crossing a road. It was as sad an event for me as losing a cherished family pet.

So regal.


Two winters ago he disappeared. It took me until mid February to find him. I had to snowshoe in to bring him seed and corn. This is the photo of him coming to me for the first time after locating him, a happy day.


Snoozing after his dinner.


I rarely shoot video, but I'm happy to have these:



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02-01-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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What a sad , but at the same time, a lovely story. Bittersweet. You're a good person. Pictures are lovely.
02-01-2016, 02:09 PM   #3
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How very sad.
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