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After leaving Willow River State Park we headed over to the Saint Croix River to see if there were any Trumpeter Swans overwintering. The Saint Croix was frozen and there were quite a few swans around. It was another grey and overcast day so the photography was not all that great.

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While we were there we met another photographer and his friend. His friend happened to be a Mallard Hen. He had been photographing for quite a while and the Mallard followed him everywhere.

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5 Comments

    • FromtheChurchoftheToastedCoconutDoughnut
    • Posted February 15, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    Beautiful. Do you find access just on the river access off of Main street or go South? I often see them from the bridge and think I should make it down there, but unfortunately think of it when we are in a hurry or I don’t have my camera…

    • You go south on main street through the business district to Saint Croix Street. Take a left and go two blocks. There is parking on the left. You can’t see the birds from the parking area but you can hear them. Its a very short walk down a small hill to the birds. You don’t need a large lens because the birds are so close and confined to a small area.

        • FromtheChurchoftheToastedCoconutDoughnut
        • Posted February 15, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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        Thanks!

      • If you go down late in the afternoon you can photograph them backlit. They also leave late in the afternoon so you can watch them take off.

        • FromtheChurchoftheToastedCoconutDoughnut
        • Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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        Wonderful. I am so excited. Thanks for the info 🙂


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