MVFN Nature Notebook 2018
“Every year the Trumpeter Swans return to Lanark County and often some stop in Carleton Place. This year was no exception when 2 Trumpeters arrived on the river at Centennial Park on Feb 23rd. Michel Gauthier emailed me and I arrived with two new birders to Carleton Place, Miles and Riley. For these 6 year-old birders it was their first views of a Trumpeter Swan.
We were joined by Michel as well as Mike Jaques for excellent views. There could be more arrivals in March as they enjoy stopping along the river at this time of year. They can also often be found at Lake Christie, on Rideau River near Smiths Falls and on McGowan Lake past Perth.”
Iain Wilkes, Carleton Place