Tundra Swans #144

Tundra Swans are identifiable by a tiny yellow patch below their eyes, other than this they look a lot like Trumpeter Swans.   These have a strong international population of about 300,000 and are doing well.  They nest in the far north up in Alaska and Baffin Island, they are just passing through these parts after spending the winter in the south.

I met a nice birder with a powerful scope, through the scope we could clearly identify the yellow patch, however it was a cold day and my lens was only so powerful, trust me the yellow patches were there 🙂

This was a new bird for me, I had made a category for it which sat empty after I realized I had a case of mistaken it’s identity.  So finally here is my first post of Tundra Swans. 

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