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Re(1): Swan


What was the location of this sighting? In Muskoka at this time of year it could be Trumpeter, Tundra or Mute. The most likely species is Trumpeter now seen frequently here as their numbers continue to increase. Tundra are migrating through now so also a possibility but not seen in Muskoka very often. Non-native Mute can appear anytime anywhere but have been rare here for several years.
Pink around the bill is not a helpful field mark. Body shape on the water, bill shape and colour and neck posture together can make a reliable identification possible. Best thing to do is take photos for later analysis.


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