[TN-Bird] Trumpeter Swans in Franklin

  • From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Bird Listserv <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:49:11 -0500

A pair of what appear (from photos) almost certain to be Trumpeter Swans is
hanging out at a small pond in a friend's back yard in Franklin (Williamson
Co.); they arrived a week or so ago.  I do not know if it's visible from
the road.  She said this same pair has been present the last couple of
winters but this is the first time they've been here in summer.  The photos
seem to show that they are not banded, so it's an open question whether
they are "wild" (from the newly established population) or escapes.  So far
as I can tell, there are no summer records of black-billed swans in
Tennessee, so it's exceptional any way you look at it.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN

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