Where are trumpeter parents?
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Where are trumpeter parents?

orchidpoet

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I saw the trumpeter families, including mature and juvenile birds, only a couple of days ago.

https://charline.pixels.com/featured/trumpeter-swans-charline-xia.html

But today, there are only a group of 7 juveniles. I waited until after sunset, but where were moms and dads?
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Freddie

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This is the time of the year when the parents start off to their nesting sites and they leave and/or chase off last years cygnets. If you have knowledge of their nesting site(s) please do not post that information.
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Freddie, thanks for the info.

The cygnets looked so quiet and sad, comparing to two days ago, they were busy singing and bobbing heads with their parents.
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Another interesting observation is that a Canada goose, though smaller, was bullying a mature trumpeter by pecking its back. The trumpeter did not fight back. Any explanations?
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