Date: 10/20/17 11:22 am
From: Sue <2birdvt...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Swans on Lake Champlain
I met a friend and the swans came gliding in for us too!

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> On Oct 19, 2017, at 7:25 PM, Brenda Burchard <blbvt353...> wrote:
> 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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