Mute Swans....I had the same experience at Kwinaska, at the pond near the top of Webster Rd. in Shelburne. I really thought it was a mute swan, and it turned out to be a decoy. Pink cheeks! (me, not the bird). Evergreen
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Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 11:48 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Mute Swans at Vermont National
There have been a couple of reports of Mute Swans at the Vermont National Country Club recently, so yesterday I decided to drop by the club to take a look. And, sure enough, there they were floating on the north side of the pond west of the clubhouse. Oddly immobile, though, and floating awkwardly. Decoys, I concluded, probably deployed by the club to discourage (live) Canada Geese from settling on the pond.
Fool me once.....
Bruce MacPhersonSouth Burlington