Trumpeter Swan Family

A pair of Trumpeter Swans hatched five cygnets in 2020 at Potter Marsh near Anchorage, Alaska. They successfully raised all five until they were able to fly. Two cygnets were lost to hunters in the fall and a few days later one of the adults disappeared. The remaining adult continued to care for three cygnets until ice was forming on Potter Marsh. They left the Marsh soon after. These videos document the 2020 swan family's summer and fall at Potter Marsh, a portion of the videos of another swan family in 2021, and some videos from 2022.

The index pages contain two-minute excepts from longer videos. Click the date under each short to view the entire footage from that day. The longer videos have occasional time stamps. Where times overlap, footage was shot at the same time with two cameras.

May/August on this page 2020.       September here 2020.         October here 2020.       2021 here.      2022 here.

May 17, 2020

Adult builds and sits on nest while partner swims nearby.

May 27, 2020

Adult builds and sits on nest while partner swims nearby. Adults feeding.

May 29, 2020

Adults sit on nest and feed.

July 7, 2020

Adult sits on nest with cygnets nearby. Cygnets swimming and feeding.

July 14, 2020

Adults and cygnets feeding.

July 15, 2020

Cygnets feeding.

July 20, 2020

Cygnets feeding.

July 21, 2020

Adults feeding, cygnet feeding, family feeding.

July 23, 2020

Family feeding.

July 28, 2020

Feeding and sleeping, lots of ducks.

August 10, 2020

Adult feeding, cygnets feeding, and family feeding.

August 24, 2020

Swan family feeding then moving to the back of the marsh.

August 25, 2020

Feeding, some close ups, some with ducks.

August 27, 2020

More feeding with ducks, swimming around, adult flies off once.

August 31, 2020

Family feeding with ducks.

May/August 2020 here      September 2020 here      October 2020 on this page      2021 here

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