On a very rainy, yet still warm day, 4th Sunday November 23, Bird and Nature walk leader Paul Noeldner and a hardy group of nature lovers were rewarded by an awesome sight: "Tundra swans mixed with canada goose, mallard, bufflehead and coot flocks thickly scattered across University Bay and less densely scattered on Lake Mendota as far as one could see into the light rain mist. 350 is a conservative rough count. Many more likely there, than could be easily viewed and counted from Picnic Point." Large numbers of tundra swans have been observed on the Bay for the last two weeks.
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Having fun with Tundra Swans
I'm passionate about the Preserve. Gisela Kutzbach and contributors