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    Default Swans Marsh Lane & Lakecrest Ct

    Two swans at 8 am this morning on Marsh Lane just south of Keller Springs. I am hoping if someone is close by they can go look at them and tell me what species. They have black bills.

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    They are almost certainly Mute Swans - a species that is often kept for show and then escapes or is released, causing them to occasionally show up in the area. There are no established populations of Mute Swans in Texas, but they are successfully breeding in New England, where they are ABA countable.
    Trumpeter and Tundra Swans are rare vagrants to the Dallas area. Both have all-dark bills; Mute Swans have knobby orange and black bills.
    Caleb Frome
    TX Century Club Counties: 34
    Collin Co. 252 (Barn Owl) - 230 in 2013

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