Spring does not always bring early warmth. These Trumpeter Swans are spending this cold spring grouped together, patiently waiting for warm rain to open more waterways. The adults, living to 20 years or more, measure four feet high with a wingspan of seven feet. Once hunted to near extinction, they are North America’s largest waterfowl. Populations are still on the rise-- as seen in this footage pairs may raise as many as five cygnets. When the streams, rivers and lakes finally open in northern Wisconsin, these large birds will wing their way north. Some will end up in the Saint Croix Scenic Waterway. There, they will nest and raise young. In the meantime, this group will spend their days traveling up and down along the open channels in Wisconsin’s Red Cedar River. Cold, Beautiful, White.

Music: "Second Nature" by Jason Shaw

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