- Agogo and I saw a real happy sight today. A favorite swan of a lot of
people, 82K, green collar (there is a yellow collared 82K also) was
sighted in Burnett County today. She will be 20 years old this spring.
She was one of the first releases after being captive reared from an
This wonderful Trumpeter has reared many of our swans. She is also a
survivor of a shooting in Illinois in 1995 where her mate and 3 of her
5 cygnets were killed. Last year, she became ill and was checked out at
The Raptor Center in St. Paul. An x-ray showed that she still has 9
pellets in her from that incident.
She has lost two mates, and for the last several years has been quite a
loner, staying occasionally with "boy toys" then leaving them. It looks
like now she may have found a more serious relationship.
We have been mighty worried about her this winter, as no one has seen
Welcome back, Sweet Lady.
- thanks for this update...sure makes me happy!
Anna Martineau Merritt
Misty Pine Photography
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