Preening Trumpeter Swan On Montana’s Elk Lake

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I won’t soon forget being allowed so close to these wild, quintessential swans that came so very close to extinction. [...]

Juvenile Swainson’s Hawk Take-off

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In my experience there’s a huge range in the approachability of juvenile raptors, even among siblings. And overall, Swainson’s Hawks seem to be the most approachable of all. This variability was demonstrated during our trip to Montana’s Centennial Valley last week and once again it made me nervous for the safety of the bird. [...]