Monday, January 4, 2016

Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge ...a Day with the Birds
Friday, January 1, 2016

A cooperative day for the migratory birds…as well as the resident birds.

Tundra Swans have a yellow tear drop under their eye on the bill , juvenile tundra swans are a bit smaller and greyish tones to the head. Trumpeter swans look like tundra swans, but do not have the yellow tear drop and are larger birds. The current winter range of trumpeter swans are along the west coast and in the north-central United States. Some have come to the east coast this year as they did decades ago. Some swans at Mattamuskeet have perished from suspected lead poisoning according to a refuge employees who was picking up a few dead birds from the roadsides.

  Egrets, Herons, Coots, Northern Shovelers and Divers. overall a great day please enjoy my pictures ...thank you

Tundra Swan


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