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Sun finally came out so we ran back out to try for some better photos with
the better lighting. Bird is still there, in the same area, the cove just
below the picnic shelter. What a beautiful bird.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:02 PM, Sebastian <[log in to unmask]>
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>  . . .it just flew in from SYD and its wings are REALLY tired!!!
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>  . . . pretty bird . . .
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> Sebastian T. Patti
> (Lincoln Park)
> Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
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> *From:* Missouri Wild Bird Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of
> Jack Foreman <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Friday, January 27, 2017 1:50 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Black Swan at Port Hudson Lake CA!
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> We bird this area regularly but have never seen this bird here (or
> anywhere else) before so finding it this morning came as a wonderful
> surprise! Sooty black plumage, waxy red bill with pale band at tip leaves
> no doubt as to it's identity. Have no idea where it came from but it likely
> came in on last nights cold northerly wind. It didn't appear to be
> particularly alarmed at our presence but stayed far enough out that we
> weren't able to get the quality photos we'd have liked to have gotten. May
> run out again this afternoon taking the tripod along in an effort for
> better photos of this magnificent bird. Two hooded merganzers keeping it
> company. Full list with mediocre photos on ebird.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33966708
>
> Jack and Shirley Foreman
> Leslie Mo.
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