In this Dec. 8, 2017 photo, a pair of trumpeter swans fly over their winter grounds in Conway. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

In this Dec. 8, 2017 photo, a pair of trumpeter swans fly over their winter grounds in Conway. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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