Larry Dean captured this pair of trumpeter swans in flight at his secret fishing spot up the Gunflint Trail. He said it is the 2nd year that he has seen the pair, right around this same time of year.

Fun Facts: #1. They have a 6-8 foot wingspan; #2. They typically mate for life; #3. They lay 4-6 eggs that hatch 5 weeks later; #4. A young swan is called a cynget and learns to fly around 100 days old.

You can learn more about swans or report a swan sighting on The Trumpeter Swan Society website:


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