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Trumpeter swans warm to open waters

Trumpeter swans are back in Daviess County.

The three shown (one is in shadow) were viewed swimming in a pond about 12 miles southeast of Gallatin, off of Hwy. M.

According to the conservation department, the birds migrate from northern states as open water freezes. The swans are the largest of North American waterfowl. Swans were nearly extinct in Missouri by the 1930s due to loss of wetland habitat and

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