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    Was taking down Christmas lights yesterday afternoon between periods. I could hear the raucous sounds of migrating tundra swans. I looked up and there was a flock of about sixty. Were they late migrants? I've never seen swans this early/late.

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    If there is open shallow water they are fine. It was mild here near Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay over Christmas so it's not too surprising.
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    While out for a drive yesterday checking out the countryside, I saw quite a few swans landing in corn stubble, but these were the larger Trumpeter Swans.

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    Probably some late migrants. Down in your area things haven't really froze up all that much -- at least for any length of time.

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    Hello there,

    I can not really comment as I do not know where you are.

    The Tundra Swans did not roost this year like they have in the past in the Inner Bay at Long Point as they tended to roost more on the lake side of Big Creek and then they flew inland during the day to feed on the corn.

    They are still here but not as many since we have had two (2) freeze ups already.

    Jerome

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    If anyone knows Tundras it would or should be you Jerome ? I did see Tundras north of the Hahn Unit 2 days ago but nowhere in the numbers previous. Same goes for Sandhill Cranes.... still here but not in the same numbers. Diver ducks out on the Inner Bay of Long Point are the smallest I've ever seen considering open water available. I wonder if food source is an issue ? Puddle ducks are almost nonexistent. Strange ? Lots of corn to be had in late harvested fields and open water for roosting in the marsh. Oh well... the fat lady dun sing and we'll have to wait until Fall for another year.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    Hello Longpointer,

    Well I try to keep on top of them ... the swans that is ... the Mute Swans are taking over the marsh. I saw two Mute Swans (well really just the "cob" of the pair) persistently "drive off" two Trumpeter Swans last spring (well really just the "cob" of the pair) from the area behind my house. They are just mean beasts.

    Jerome

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