[CT Birds] "countability" of Trumpeter Swans

birddog55 at charter.net birddog55 at charter.net
Mon Mar 29 20:23:41 EDT 2010


As stated earlier, the ARCC  says twenty years of a growing, viable, and sustaining population.

Mark
---- Mntncougar at aol.com wrote: 
> I don't know much about TRSW, having seen only 1 (in Ohio - and  I counted 
> it!), but those birds look to me like they are juveniles or very  young, as 
> they clearly appear to have gray necks and heads.   I'm sure  someone will 
> quickly correct that if I'm wrong.  However, if that's  right, the fact that 
> they have no bands or markers makes me think they were  hatched and fledged 
> in the wild.  That leads to the question of how long  the birds have to be 
> in the wild (generations) before they can be considered  wild (and 
> countable).  Any answers or opinions?
>  
> Don Morgan
> Coventry
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