I arrived at the site this morning 2/21/2016 where Susan Hubley reported the
swan yesterday in Hawkins county. I located it several hundred yards north of
her ebird marker near the end of the little bay. I got some very distant digi
scoped pictures. I then went to the short street north John Sevier Circle to
try to get a closer look. I did not find the bird after 30 minutes so it
appears it flew off
After reviewing my pictures I'm strong inclined to identify this as a Trumpeter
Swan and not a Tundra. It was enormous. I have a photo that shows it twice
the size and bulk of two Canada geese next to it. The bill was large, straight
and black. The back profile was uniformly rounded. The head and neck were
brownish. The back was lighter than the neck but not completely white.
I will post photos later today when I get home. Would love some feedback.
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