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How to get to Bluffers park...The red mark is actually a parking lot...Walk south from there to the water...The teeny little bay...trumpeters should be near the sloop...or swimming around the bay...they will come if they see you have food...Flap your wings to alert them you have food...Waggle your butt to say hello...Lifting one foot up indicates goodbye...
So you want to feed Trumpeter Swans this winter...November to April is the time...The Trumpeter Swan society has volunteers who do it & so can you...There are several locations where they winter along Lake Ontario if they don't migrate...(C17 was found in Bald Eagle Creek in Pennsylvania last winter 2010-2011...he is back up at Bluffers Park now...last visited August 2011 & fine...)
Here is one closer to Toronto location...If you go along Danforth, follow it as it is now renamed KIngston road, then turn right on Brimley & go slowly in your car down the steep hill, you will come to two parking lots...The first is only free after Sept. 30...Actually both are only free after Sept. 30, but the first you are more likely to be ticketed...It costs $3.00 until then...The Trumpeter Swans often hang out at the sloop of the first parking lot...So park in the farther away lot & walk to the first...If it is after Sept. 30, park in the first...Drive slowly in case the Trumpeters are actually sitting in the lot...They do that too...Wild bird seed is good because it doesn't cause the food fights that throwing bread does...Bread is fine- organic, grainy is better, try to hand feed it on by one instead of throwing it & causing fights...Fights are actually more aggressive than you might imagine...Hand feeding is nice & they like it & you will like it too...You can put a pile of wild bird seed down too & the waterbirds won't fight...There are other cool waterbirds who hang out at Bluffers too...Rare Bufflehead ducks- all white with a black patch- like a penguin a bit- they are shy diving ducks...Good luck getting them some food...The geese are very friendly & I have patted some...Most often the bigger waterbirds won't eat unless the smaller ones get food first...So that is how that goes...The park is absolutely beautiful so plan to take a stroll...There is a gorgeous beach on the far far other end, to the east...

Guaranteed tons of Trumpeter Swans at Lasalle park marina in Burlington all winter long!!! Like, alot! But it is a farther drive...bring lots of food...(wild bird seed is good)...
 


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