Date: 3/25/21 8:16 am From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Hammo swan pond 3-24
This is not a direct answer to your question really, but there are plenty
of Mute Swans still around. I cringe every time I see them in numbers at
places like Milford Point, New Haven Harbor, or the mouth of the
Connecticut River, where they obviously directly compete with many species
of native waterfowl at these important sites. I wouldn't be surprised if
agencies around here have to deal with non-science-based backlash from the
animal rights community; I know this has been a problem in other states.
On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 9:54 AM Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...>
> 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,
> Andy McGann
> 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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