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058 ANGEL WINGS - TRUMPETER SWAN
Trumpeter Swan- Nebraska Sandhills. Shrouded in a cloak of rushes, a female trumpeter swan stretches her wings while on a nest, safely hidden in a marshy island of a secluded Sandhills lake. Trumpeter swans are conspicuous but secretive birds that once were extirpated from the Great Plains and elsewhere by market hunters in the early 1900s. Fortunately, today these huge, elegant birds are slowly making a comeback in places like the Nebraska Sandhills and other areas of the northern plains, thanks to a consorted effort by biologists, lawmakers, educators and landowners, and the swans own resilient will to survive.