Are the swans I saw this evening near dusk at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Genesee County, New York Tundra Swans? There were two wing banded white adults (yellow tags on each wing of both) with 6 adult-sized juvenile/yearlings that were very dusky colored.
They were resting and feeding at the south edge of the Cayuga pool in front of the parking lot - observed at a distance with my long telephoto lens.
My images for documentation and ID reference for the photo session are in this Flickr album.https://flic.kr/s/aHsmru7ed4
Is it safe to assume they were seasonal migrants on a rest stop here before moving further to the Atlantic Coastal area to overwinter? That refuge is 40 miles east of Lake Ontario.
Hard telling when and where they were captured and tagged with those wing bands. From my experience over the years all tagged waterfowl were marked with numerical coded metal leg bands.
Your thoughts and comments would be appreciated.