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Swan ID Central NJ (1 Viewer)

NJBirder12

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Tundra and Trumpeter swans have both been reported at this location recently. The one on the left seemed smaller than the mute and the head shape etc looks like maybe tundra. The one on the right seems a bit larger and head shape closer to trumpeter. Not sure though. Can anyone ID?

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birdmeister

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Although I agree with Nutcracker on probable Tundra (left bird, 1st two images), I can't help but think Trumpeter on the last image (head up). I assume this is Assunpink Wildlife management Area?
 

NJBirder12

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yes, Assunpink. that's what i was thinking - possibly trumpeter on the last photo. size was difficult to gauge at this distance as the bird kept changing position, but the one on the left seemed to be right next to the mute for a while for a pretty good size comparison.
 

aeshna5

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Although I agree with Nutcracker on probable Tundra (left bird, 1st two images), I can't help but think Trumpeter on the last image (head up). I assume this is Assunpink Wildlife management Area?

Agree-on the third image the swan looks a similar size to the Mute, so would be a Trumpeter, but in the first images, Tundra Swan.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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