Date: 10/19/17 4:25 pm
From: Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
Thanks for letting me know what those able to get a better look and
probably with more experience ID'd them as. I will update my checklist
which simply lists them as "swan sp."

Many thanks,
Brenda

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:02 PM David Hof <
<000002a7cb1430f9-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> 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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