Trumpeter Swan

Cygnus buccinator

ML179398


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John A. Bauhs
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North Oaks: Pleasant Lake
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 45.105, -93.0925 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Water birds on 1 acre of open water in otherwise ice covered Pleasant Lake. Open water is near small stream that runs in and out of Pleasant lake throughout the year, dependent on water levels. Approximately 300 birds in open area. Trumpeter Swan, Canada Geese, Mallards, and other waterfowl. One eagle (no sound) sits on the ice about 30 feet from the open water. Air temperature is 27 degrees F. Partly cloudy. Winds are fairly constant at 15 to 20 miles per hour. Ice covering lake near shore is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Sound of ice cracking is common throughout recording. Microphone is placed stationary on ground at shoreline, at 1 foot above water (ice) level and 1 foot from water’s edge. Microphone is 150 to 200 feet from birds. Occasionally birds fly in and land, and take off and fly over recording location, and these changes are announced throughout recording.

Background Species

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 661
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 67
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
10 Jan 2014 by Brad Walker
Digitized
10 Jan 2014 by Brad Walker
Edited
10 Jan 2014 by Brad Walker

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