Tundra Swan (Whistling)

Cygnus columbianus columbianus

ML188008791



eBird Checklist S61478282
Plum Island (please use more refined location)
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.7985, -70.8091 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Remarkable; very rare here; First observed by Bill Gette and birding group earlier in the day; flock on the ocean 3/4 to 1 mile off Lot 6; 12 adults, 2 -1W; although distant, it was apparent that these were not Mute Swans; with some difficulty the heavy all black bills (lacking knobs) of the adults could be discerned, along with the comparatively short and straighter necks; the two juveniles showed characteristic all pale pinking bills (can be seen in at least one photo) and more tan less dark plumage than young Mutes. Of interest, there is a record of 17 from Plum Island sixty-one years ago, on 20 November 1958 (Stanwood, Knight; Birds of Massachusetts by Veit & Petersen, 1993)

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 6 Plus
Lens model
iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
f-stop
f/2.2
Focal length
4.2 mm
Shutter speed
1/399 sec
ISO
32
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
24KB
Dimensions
244 x 192

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