Date: 1/2/19 3:16 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Tundra/Trumpeter Swan South Platte Park
In juvenile swans, black legs = tundra, yellow/green legs = trumpeter. I see black, so yes for Tundra.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

> On Jan 2, 2019, at 1:44 PM, Ben S <benrmnp...> wrote:
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> Hi all -
> Found a swan swimming in the South Platte River about 1/4 of a mile south of mineral bridge at South Platte Park about two hours ago. It was swimming around, and briefly walked along the shore, but began swimming south. It was clearly either an immature Trumpeter or Tundra Swan. I am leaning towards Tundra because of modest size (not too much bigger than a Canada Goose) and bill shape. Other birds of note was every regular CO species of diver at the SW end of South Platte Reservoir (the rest was frozen), including 5 Canvasback and 14 Greater Scaup; as well as the continueing Black Scoter. Other birds of note were a Prairie Falcon at south platte reservoir, a male Northern Pintail on the river, a Hairy Woodpecker (heard only), Northern Shrike, American Pipit (heard), and the continueing American Dipper (heard only) near the Mineral Bridge. I am fairly sure the swan is a Tundra Swan, but I will add these pictures so hopefully someone can confirm or refute this:
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> And, here is a link to my ebird checklist for more photos/details of the swan and other birds:
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51223740 (South Platte Reservoir)
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51223859 (South Platte Park -- C470 area) -- swan pics
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51223923 (SOuth Platte Park)
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> Ben Sampson,
> Centennial, CO
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