Friday, June 3, 2011

Black Swan on Lake Erie


A Black Swan in the Dunkirk NY harbor is way out of it's natural range (Australia & New Zealand).  It may have escaped from captivity somewhere but I did see it in flight and saw no leg bands.  Exotic birds such as this and kept in captivity usually have leg bands.

Juvenile Red Knot

Juvenile Red Knot (foreground) in the company of a Sanderling.