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Vermont Rare Bird Reports 2019

Common NameTrumpeter Swan
Scientific NameCygnus buccinator
Type of ReportRare Species
Date of Observation10/29/2018
  • Other Documentation of Observation
  • Other Documentation of Observation
Number Observed2
Reporting Observer's NamePatricia Folsom
Mailing Address3681 E. Warren Rd
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
United States
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Date Completed12/03/2018
Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers

Cheryl Joslin

Latitude of Observation0
Longitude of Observation0
Place NameBlueberry Lake
Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
Time of Day05:30 PM
Length of Time Observed5 min
Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)200 ft
Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)100ft
Noteworthy Weather Conditions

Raining, near dark

Optical Equipment Used for Observation


Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

Have seen the one that was in VT in spring two years ago

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Behaviors Observed

I startled the birds and they swam from shore out into the lake.

Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

Two large white birds swam from the north edge of Blueberry Lake out into the water. Cheryl Joslin had posted photos on Facebook, so I was very happy to see these birds in the rainy twilight. I took a few photos as they swam away.

IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

Tundra Swan, Mute Swan

This report was written from notes taken:Immediately After