Follow up on Trumpeter Restoration Project mentioned by Kevin--all yellow wing tags appear to come from Ontario banding. What isn't immediately clear is their numbering system since 2008 (when lots of these were apparently put on).
http://honeyharbour.net/reporting-trumpeter-swan-sightings/ has a downloadable info/reporting sheet for tagged swans from the Ontario restoration project as of May 2013. http://www.trumpeterswansociety.org/csp-trumpeter-watch.html has lots more "trumpeter watch" info and places to report any trumpeter sightings, but especially those well south of us. Also there are some associated pictures, but these look like a brood that must have been banded close to when K33 was banded...assuming banding in alpha-numeric order. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3tlM1p0n_Cs/Up5rsblkCtI/AAAAAAAADI8/UqJ8rvPmdOA/s1600/IMG_1761.JPG If the two are sticking together and adults, perhaps they are a pair? anne On Dec 27, 2013, at 9:40 AM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > Those look like clear Trumpeters to me. I believe the yellow tags come from > the Ontario introduction program. > > Kevin > > > > > From: bounce-111360161-3493...@list.cornell.edu > [mailto:bounce-111360161-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Suan Yong > Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 9:20 AM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21 > > My Christmas day tour of some recent snowy owl spots - Ovid, Aunkst, Martin, > Potatoes - found none, though there was a nice gathering of birders at the > Potatoes building braving the cold together. > > In the Union Springs Mill Pond were two swans with yellow wing tags (K33, > A21) as has been reported earlier in the month, and at risk of becoming the > boy who cries trumpeter, I think that's what these are: > > http://m.flickr.com/photos/50094151@N03/sets/72157639067923424/ > > Have the Union Springs regulars been seeing these, and has anyone reported > the tags to figure out where they may have come from? > > Thanks. > > Suan > > P.S. For those keeping track, the conclusion from my last possible trumpeter > photos from Stewart Park is a tundra (thanks Lee Ann and Kevin). I failed to > mention then that that bird did not look noticeably bigger than the other, > FWIW. > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --