Dec 182016
 

We saw four swans on Tuesday morning (December 14), feeding together along the Otonabee River, south of Lakefield… beautiful!. At least one had a yellow spot near the eye and I wonder if they could be Tundra Swans. No tags were visible on any of the birds.  We saw them again on December 15 farther south, resting on the ice with some Canada Geese.

Gwen Forsyth, Lakefield

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. - Dec. 13, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. - Dec. 14, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. – Dec. 14, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swan on Otonabee R. - Dec. 13, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swan on Otonabee R. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Mar 222016
 

I saw two swans, most likely Trumpeters, last week in Scollard Bay on Buckhorn Lake.  They had a straight neck most/all of the time and were definitely not Mute Swans. They hung around for 5 minutes and then flew over to another sheltered uninhabited bay where there may have been more. They were cool to see and a first for me!  Martin West

I have 9 pair of Trumpeter Swans just south west of us in the swamp at Kent Bay on the Otonabee River. So beautiful!  Sharon Simpkins

Yesterday afternoon, March 21, I found a flock of 34 Tundra Swans in the meltwater pond south of Mather’s Corners at County Road 2 and Drummond Line. Jerry Ball

Note: Mute Swans have also been seen in recent days at a number of locations such as Trent River.

 

 

Tundra Swans - Apr. 6, 2014 - Luke Berg

Tundra Swans – Apr. 6, 2014 – Luke Berg

Mute Swan - Sept. 26, 2016 - Drew Monkman

Mute Swans – Sept. 26, 2016 – Drew Monkman

Immature Trumpeter Swan with tag - Nov. 17, 2013 - Frank Millard

Immature Trumpeter Swan with tag – Nov. 17, 2013 – Frank Millard

Trumpeter Swan - March 23, 2015 - Guy Hanchet

Trumpeter Swan – March 23, 2015 – Guy Hanchet