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Mute Swans are found around the Great lakes and the northeastern coast of the United States.

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The Mute Swan is a white graceful swan with a black-knobbed orange bill tilting to the ground. It often swims with an S-curve in the neck. The immature young birds have black at the base of a pinkish bill. It was introduced from Europe. It has a range around the Great Lakes and is expanding to the Northeast coast of the United States. It has a habitat at fresh and salt-water ponds, coastal lagoons, and salt bays. The diet is mostly plant material consisting of seeds, stems, leaves, pondweeds, and algae.

One of the areas where the Mute Swan was photographed was at the Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area near Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

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This Bald Eagle was photographed at Lock & Dam 14, Le Claire, Iowa

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The Bald Eagle is the National Bird of the U.S. A dark body with a white head and tail, and a massive yellow bill can identify it. The diet is mostly fish, but also eats other birds and mammals. Does most of it’s hunting from a high perch or cruising low over water or land. The habitat is coasts, rivers, large lakes and also mountains. Its range is Alaska and Canada to the SE U.S. coasts.

The Northern Waterthrush is an aberrant Warbler spiecies that is brown-backed with a pale creamy yellow eyebrow stripe; under parts are often yellowish striped.

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The Northern Waterthrush is brown-backed with a pale yellow or creamy eyebrow stripe; under parts striped often yellowish. Often walks at the waters edge in a teetering manner. Habitats are swampy, wet woods, stream sides, lake shores, and thickets. My sighting saw the Northern Waterthrush beside the stream and feeding on insects under the logjam. Needless to say, this made it difficult to photograph.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below.

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