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Thanks for the information.
David Becher
St. Louis


----- Original Message -----
From: "d.regan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: Mute Swans in Illinois (almost Missouri)


> The Peabody Mute Swans are not resident.  They are considered countable in
> IL.
>
> Mary Regan
> Belleville, IL
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
> David Becher
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 9:18 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Mute Swans in Illinois (almost Missouri)
>
>
> I remember a pair of Mute Swans in the Riverlands area many years ago.  I
> would have to do some digging to get the exact details.  One of them was
> neck banded and we traced to a flock that summers in, if memory serves me,
> Michigan.  Since they were established there is was considered countable.
> There has been a flock of Mute Swans in Illinois at Peabody Riverking near
> New Athens that last two winters.  I do not know if they are resident.
> David Becher
> St. Louis
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Randy Korotev" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 10:40 AM
> Subject: Mute Swans in Illinois (almost Missouri)
>
>
> > A birder I met at Riverlands yesterday (whose name I rudely neglected to
> > inquire) mentioned that he and his wife had just seen 6 Mute Swans on
the
> > Mississippi River at Clifton Terrace.  So, I went to see them because I
> was
> > really getting cold at REDA.  Here's a photo:
> >
> > http://levee.wustl.edu/~rlk/wgnss/musw.htm
> >
> > The birds were easy to find (hard top miss), and only 6 miles upriver
from
> > REDA.  I think that's Dresser Island, Missouri, in the far background of
> > the photo, but the birds were definitely in Illinois.  The birds are
> > probably in the process of migrating northward from point A to point B
as
> > they don't normally occur on the river here.
> >
> > These birds are probably as "countable" as any Mute Swans occurring in
the
> > Midwest are.  The good news is that I think the birds are countable in
> > Illinois because Mute Swan occurs on the IL state checklist.  The bad
news
> > is that even if they cross the line, they wouldn't be officially
countable
> > on someone's MO state list because the species is only listed as
> > hypothetical in MO.  (I mention this only to provoke discussion.)
> >
> >
> > Randy Korotev
> > Saint Louis, MO
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