Here are some "extra" photos we took while visiting Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson, Wyoming area.
When I reported on the park scenery and wildlife in a previous post, I forgot that we had more photos in our September files, since we camped in the park over a month boundary (late August to early September). I only included August photos in the first post. So here are a few more that I wanted to share before moving on.
We saw a sign at a pond right on the way to Jackson indicating that a group of Trumpeter Swans is sometimes seen here. Barry was lucky enough to see a whole family when he stopped once on a solo bike ride. Someone he spoke to there explained that the juveniles are normally the grayish color but a small percentage are white, like the adults. I verified that this is indeed the case; the white juveniles are called leucystic (Source: The Trumpeter Swan Society). In this case, these are two adults with two juveniles, one of which is the unusual white color. What a lucky sighting!
I wasn't lucky enough to see the Trumpeter family, but as we drove by in Pearl as we left the park, I did keep my eyes peeled on the pond and saw ONE of the white Trumpeters, so I too was able to add these beauties to my birding life list, much to my delight!
Here are a few more shots taken from our campsite. It was so gorgeous there; we never wanted to leave.
We hated to leave the gorgeous Tetons behind but hope to visit again in the future. Next up we travel south to a hidden gem of a national forest campground. Stay tuned!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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