May 26, 2003

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The cob keeping watch
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The pen on the nest
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There are 6 eggs
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These are Mute Swans. They are not indigenous to this continent. They do not migrate. These are captive and can not fly. There are wild Mute Swans and the DNR would like to see the eggs destroyed because they are taking over breeding areas that could be used by the native Trumpeter Swans that are trying to return from the brink (less than 100) of extinction. These two are here in an effort to drive away the geese. I expect the eggs to hatch in mid June.

May 29 pictures May 30&31 pictures June 1 to 12 pictures

We have cygnets June 18 pictures

The first 2 weeks of life pictures

Weeks 3 & 4 of life pictures

Weeks 5 & 6 of life pictures

Weeks 7 & 8 of life pictures

Weeks 9 & 10 of life pictures

Weeks 11 & 12 of life pictures

Weeks 13 - 16 of life pictures

Final series pictures

For information about native Trumpeters in Wisconsin try here or another page here for life history of some they followed.

Check back later for more as things develop


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