Date: 3/25/21 6:54 am From: Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
Hi Cindy et al.,
This question is more for the entire group, but as a new Connecticut resident, I am curious to what degree the state is working to control the Mute Swan population. I know that this invasive, exotic species is aggressively targeted in the Mid-Atlantic (especially Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey), with oiling of eggs and other means.
Second question: does the Mute Swan population in CT seem to be increasing, decreasing, or stable? Nowadays in Delaware they are becoming a species that takes a bit of work for the year-list birding “tick.”
All the best & good birding,
New Haven, CT
> On Mar 25, 2021, at 7:14 AM, Cindy Bailey <cabbie337...> wrote:
> There were 8 adult mute swans in the pond Weds. afternoon. We have been monitoring that pond for more years than I can say and have never seen more than a nesting pair with its offspring. Since last year's pair both died, we have been wondering if there would be a nesting pair this year. A single swan arrived on March 19, then left. And then voila! 8 appeared.
> Cindy Bailey, Madison
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