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Tundra Swan visits Utah

HOOPER, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A very elegant visitor is in Utah right now, but they will only be here for another two weeks. The Tundra Swan is resting right now in the marshes of the Great Salt Lake.
HOOPER, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A very elegant visitor is in Utah right now, but they will only be here for another two weeks. The Tundra Swan is resting right now in the marshes of the Great Salt Lake.

The birds spend most of their lives in Alaska and Canada but every winter they go to California. And at the first sign of spring, they head home taking a rest stop in Utah.

Phil Douglas from DNR said, "They will feed and sleep and the ultimate preparation for the big marathon ahead of them."

The birds are impressive, with a very distinct sound and they are very large.

The Tundra Swan has a wing span of over eight feet.

But the bird is rarely seen, except right now during the Tundra Swan's short stay in Utah's northern wetlands.



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