This spring is the first time I have ever spotted a trumpeter swan in the wild. This large waterfowl was swimming above Lock and Dam 14 in Hampton. What surprised me most about this swan is that it was not snow white. As you can tell, the neck and head of this swan has tan overtones. Another thing that surprised me is that it sounds like a goose! The morning that I visited Hampton was a bit overcast, and the light wasn’t the best, but I was pleased that I was able to get a photo where you can see its features.