[cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Suan Yong
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.
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Those look like clear Trumpeters to me.  I believe the yellow tags come from 
the Ontario introduction program.

Kevin




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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.
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
When I saw them, I reported them as tundra, but my first thought had been 
trumpeter.  The heads were stained yellowish, and I second-guessed myself – 
George Fearon photographed K33 clearly and reported it as a trumpeter.
Linda Van Buskirk

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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.
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Anne Clark
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/DI8/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
  
  
  
  
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 [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.
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Yes, dau. Becky  I have been watching the tagged trumpeter swans on Mill pond 
for 2 wks. or longer. Larue St. Clair was by there on the 20th  commented in a 
C'mas note to us that they were trumpeters.
I haven't had time to check my records but I think those wing tag nos. may be 
the same as on a pr. last yr. that we saw at Mud Lock.

Last wk. I counted 71 tundra swans off Frontenac Park. Canadas are flying over 
the house  all around us in greater nos. than in past 3 yrs.. Snows go away 
for a while but return when fields have less snow.

Also on Mill pond have been increasing nos. of redheads (fun watching them 
doing their water ballet.) Not as many buffles as in the past. We've seen 
more gadwall on both ponds than for several yrs.  down north of Aurora along 
the shore across from the cemetery are the most black ducks we've seen in 5 
yrs..

Fritzie  ... 1/4+ mi. up the hill from the Mill pond in Union Springs

 Suan Yong on Friday, December 27, 2013 9:20 AM wrote:

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?
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
In reply to: Anne Clark who asked: If the two are sticking together and adults, 
perhaps they are a pair? 

Larue St. Clair mentioned that he felt the trumpeters they were a pair.

I might mention that the first time he,  we met, was down towards Long Point 
the winter after his wife died in Oct. 1993 when he pointed out a swan to us. 
He was just out looking at birds to give 'him' peace of mind. Such a 
wonderful man! We love him.

Fritzie
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