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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 19:26   #1
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Tundra Swans ?

There has been some debate as to whether these are infact Tundara Swans ..

For the past 3 or 4 years, here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan , Canada. A pair of Swans has nested on a small lake right behind a Potash Mine facility and successfully bred there . The just had 6 cygnets only last week.
The crazy thing is, these Swans should not be here !!

Are these Tundras or Trumpeters ? The Yellow would indicate Tundra , but even so , don't these birds breed waaay North.
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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 20:29   #2
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Hi Nick Tundra Swans for me small patch of yellow at the top of the bill
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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 20:39   #3
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Hi Dave- yeah, the Yellow patch is pretty much conclusive. Thankyou sir.
It's just one of those crazy things, that these birds decide to nest here at this time of year :-)
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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 21:32   #4
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Also check here :

http://www.sibleyguides.com/swans.htm

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....ht=tundra+swan

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....ht=tundra+swan

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....ht=tundra+swan

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/SwanID.htm

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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 21:49   #5
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thanks for the nice links Jan
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