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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 12:00:09 -0600

> hi val--thanks again for the info.  I just checked the temp and thought it 
> was warmer (due to the bright sun out my way) so I'm thinking I might wait 
> for a warmer day given the hike involved to get down to the swans (I'm 
> retired so any day is a good birding day for me), so I'm saving your 
> directions for a warmer day.  many thanks ...
> jim
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Valerie Cunningham" <>
> To: "jmmet" <>
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Swans at Sucker Lake
> Hello, Jim:
> We've stood in the woods and watched them and one of
> our group got good photos. But they are wary and easily
> spooked, so I'd be very cautious.
> When we were there we counted about 25 swans, some weeks ago.
> Cheers,
> Val C.
> On Feb 19, 2012, at 11:25 AM, jmmet wrote:
>> 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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