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Subject:Swans at Sucker Lake
From:jmmet <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:jmmet <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:59:47 -0600

> hi val-thanks for the detailed info.  If I were to take your suggested 
> route
> into the park and to the swans, once I get there am I in good position for 
> good photos of them  (I do have a 400mm telephoto lens) or are they quite 
> far away?
> are they quite docile or is there quite a bit of landing and take-off 
> activity?
> is the count still around 40?
> thanks for weighing in ...
> you can back channel your response if you feel that's appropriate
> jim
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Valerie Cunningham" <>
> To: "jmmet" <jmmet@COMCAST.NET>
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Swans at Sucker Lake
> Hello, Jim:
> You may already have heard from folks about the swans,
> but when I've seen them they've tended to be at the
> end of the channel that flows south from Hwy. 96. They
> prefer to rest on the ice but be near some open water.
> Now, the entrance into this part of the park, off Rice
> St. from Hwy. 96, is blocked for the winter. Haven't
> been there in about 5 weeks, the county may have
> opened it back up, but I think they do this later in the spring.
> So they way my friends and I reach Sucker is from County
> Road E, where there's a parking lot just east of Rice, then
> walk north into the park, it's less than a mile to the swans.
> Hope this helps,
> Val Cunningham
> St. Paul
> On Feb 19, 2012, at 11:11 AM, jmmet wrote:
>> hi to the group-saw a post here about a month ago that a flock of about 
>> 40 swans had taken up residency at sucker lake.  it's such a nice day 
>> today I was thinking of driving over there and trying to grab some 
>> photos.  does anyone know if they are still there? if so, is it easy to 
>> spot them ... what side of the lake do they tend to inhabit (I haven't 
>> been to sucker lake)??
>> thanks in advance for any info.
>> jim
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