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There were about a dozen Tundra Swans at the refuge, far away from the road and apart from the larger Mute Swans which are all-year residents. As their name indicates, Tundra Swans migrate from the artic tundra to the Midlantic shore to spend their winters under warmer conditions.

As I began shooting a Tundra Swan was landing.

Tundra Swan landing. Two other Tundra Swans were agitated by the newcomer. In the background are American Black Ducks.

Landing scuffle.

Now one swan is chasing the others.

Chaser seems to have the upper hand.

Oh, oh … Resistance?

Fighting?

Victory!

Peace.

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