Hi Jim and all,

I have three records of Black Swan at Jamaica Bay:

13 Aug 2000
29 Aug 2009
2 Oct 2009

If this is the same individual reappearing on the East Pond in late summer at 
nine-year intervals, one must wonder where such a large, conspicuous bird could 
be hiding in between. In any case, this situation is an excellent reminder of 
the importance of recording observations of apparently wild non-native birds, 
even at a cost of gently abusing the Hot 100.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore


Date: Mon Sep 3 2018 16:18 pm
From: birdingdude AT gmail.com
Hello Jim,

As far as I know, the Black Swan has not been seen for quite a few years.


On Sep 3, 2018, at 2:42 PM, Jim Osterlund <jfcosterl...@gmail.com> wrote:

It's likely that the Black Swan that inhabited the east pond has become too 
regular to report, but I wonder if anyone can say he's seen it recently.

NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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