Trumpeter quartet

– Submitted photo

This bevy of trumpeter swans was captured during a mid-morning meal down at the Point earlier today, taking advantage of the unseasonable open waters. Trumpeter swans are some of North America’s largest birds, and with males weighing in at an average of more than 26 pounds, they are certainly one of the heaviest as well. Populations of trumpeter swans had been decimated by the late 1800s due to hunters and feather collectors, but conservation efforts helped the birds’ populations recover by the early 2000s.