Finally, we had sunny, frosty, and snowy winter weekend. The Sun was blindingly bright, and on its harsh light the photography did not have semitones. However, it did not stop me to make some pictures of beautiful trumpeter swans.
The trumpeter swans adorn the winter landscape of the La Salle Park every single year. However, they are not so numerous this year.
Trumpeter Swan has been extirpated 200 years ago in Ontario due to hunting pressure and habitat loss. Biologist Harry Lumsden began a provincial reintroduction program in the early 1980’s to re-establish the Trumpeter swan in its former habitat and range.
One of the most popular wintering ground for these lovely birds is in Burlington La Salle Park. Quarter of their population found winter home for themselves. The Trumpeter Swan Coalition is a volunteer organization that take care of them.
Trumpeter Swans are gorgeous birds. However they are looking a little bit different of other swans and their sound absolutely different and really explained their name. The voice sounds like trumpet and all together they make an orchestra of trumpet musicians.
La Salle Park is the lovely place for birds lovers, family entertainment, and just for relaxing and enjoying the nature.