Date: 6/24/17 7:55 am From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Pond--some info on the swan
If you don't bird or haven't birded in Albemarle County, this message probably won't apply to you.
Recently, I have seen some reports of mute swan from the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Pond on eBird alerts. I am not sure if everybody is aware, but this bird has clipped wings, and is a effectively captive. If you do report this bird on your eBird checklist, please keep in mind that it is good practice to submit it as "Swan Sp." rather than mute swan, and say "mute swan" in the comments. That way, this not wild bird won't appear on the bird alerts.