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This spectacular photo of trumpeter swans flying over Little Sand Lake was taken by Marshall Howe. They invaded his lens while he was out shooting the mist.

Swans return, not to Capistrano, but Deane Park

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Winter has settled in and our winter bird routines begin.

Food, food, food.

Wednesday I spent what will be many lunch hours at Deane Park communing with the growing population of trumpeter swans that has increased to three dozen.


They've become quite social and eagerly honk for corn instead of scooting down the river away from people.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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