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Tundra Swans December 23rd, 2015

We were visiting the “SeeCo” ponds on Hiram Road near Heber Springs today to see a few Tundra Swans among the many Trumpeter Swans. The pictures below show a picture of an adult and a juvenile. I suspect the adult is not fully so as his yellow lore is not very striking and he still has some of the gray markings that you see in the juvenile. Note how much smaller the juvenile Tundra is compared to the Trumpeters, not because he is juvenile but because Tundras are smaller. Not so obvious are some differences in the bill. Also pictured are a couple juvenile white morph Snow Geese. They seemed small to me but maybe that was because they were next to swans.

Tundra Swan Hiram Road Seeco Pond December 2015 2923 Tundra Swan Hiram Road Seeco Pond December 2015 2917
Snow Goose Hiram Road Seeco Pond December 2015 2904 Snow Goose Hiram Road Seeco Pond December 2015 2908