Date: 10/19/17 4:02 pm
From: David Hof <000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
The swans at McCuen slang, identified as Tundra Swans by several birders yesterday, were still present at 1pm today. Views were relatively close down the short trail from the parking lot. The swans were just in front of the emergent vegetation.

Dave Hof
Ripton



On Oct 18, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Brenda Burchard wrote:

> Sorry for the late notice, but not having a smartphone does slow
> notification down. I stopped into McCuen Slang at 12:30 this afternoon and
> found a pair of swans swimming south on the lake. I can definitely say they
> are not Mute Swans since they have black bills. I don't feel comfortable
> determining whether they're Tundra or Trumpeter. I must admit to leaning to
> Trumpeter but that would be HIGHLY unusual, so...
>
> At 1:30 another birder showed up and other than confirming they were swans,
> he also couldn't make a determination since they had moved too far south on
> the lake.
>
> If anyone has luck catching up with them, please let us know what species
> you think.
>
> Thanks,
> Brenda Burchard
> Salisbury
 
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