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All of our ‘Wildlife Watchers and Nature Photographers’ [WWNP] group who went to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge [NWR], near Seneca Falls, New York, are welcome to submit photographs for this gallery (as in please do so!)
As requested above, if other members of the group have photographs they would like to include in this post we would be very pleased to add them. Please re-size them to 600 pixels on the long side and e-mail them to me, as attachments, via: wwnp[AT]eddiewren[DOT]com — simply replace the [AT] and the [DOT] with the correct symbols.
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Thanks for posting the photos Eddie. It was a great day. Can’t wait to see more photos from everyone.
Love Kathy’s eagle! It looks like it was so close. All my shots are from so far away.
Eddie- how can I tell if I have Tundra Swan or Trumpeter Swan photo?
It’s a pleasure, Andrea, and I agree with you about Kathy’s shot of the immature ‘baldie’ — it’s great.
As for tundra swans -vs- trumpeters, adult tundras have an all-black bill, sometimes with a little touch of dark pink under what one could inaccurately call their ‘chin’. Adult trumpeters, on the other hand, have a bit of yellow on the bill itself, right up by the eye.
Interestingly (or confusingly perhaps), the tundra swan is split into two taxa, or groups. For those that follow this train of thought, the ‘version’ found in Eurasia is known as the Bewick’s swan and the American (i.e. tundra) version is correctly known as the ‘whistling swan’, so if ever you hear anyone talking about whistlers, they are referring to what we are calling tundras — yet another area where checking the scientific names can clear up a lot of confusion.
Great photos, Andrea and Kathy! I really love the Osprey, Northern Harrier, and young Bald Eagle! Beautiful!
thanks Sue, I continue to follow your blog and photos as well!
Some of Esther’s photos have now been added on this page.