Today my friend Bill and I traveled up to the Fulton/Thompson, Illinois area in hopes of photographing some of the waterfowl stopping in the area during spring migration. We are not sure if we were early or late for the migration, but there were very few birds to be seen. We saw a few scaups, blue-winged teals, and lots of coots. But the big number of birds we were hoping for were not there. So, we traveled even further north along the Mississippi River to Green Island, Illinois. The Green Island area is also a hot spot for spring migration, but again, not too many birds. One thing we did see was this swan. There were actually four of them all with the same coloring. They looked, and sounded like trumpeter swans, but we have never seen this color variation. What do you think? Is this a trumpeter swan?