Black goose or swan with red neck\black beak OREGON

by Tim Hutchings
(Salem, oregon)

Saw a group of 4 or 5 black geese or swans with two or three with all black body's and beaks. Two with all black bodies and beaks but with bright red band around necks. They were in a grass area about ten feet away from a flock of regular Canadian geese. Looked just like the Canadian geese same size, except slightly longer necks and solid black with the red necks and black beaks.

Spoke to a fish and wildlife worker who had never seen this type before and neither had I.

Anyone seen these beautiful animals before? We saw them just outside of Salem Oregon and just assumed some migratory bird. So sorry that we didn't get a picture.

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Apr 23, 2016
missing baby swans at Crossin Creek NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone know what happened to the cignets?

Feb 29, 2016
Black Swans spotted on Feb. 27, 2016 Salem OR NEW
by: Anonymous

Spotted about 4-5 Black Swans on Croisan Creek road with a few Canada geese. They had red on their beaks. Even took a couple of pictures.

Dec 21, 2015
lost my swan
by: AnonymoDianeus

They are australian swan I am missing a female from 2 years ago after a flood of our area , and did report it to animal control , wish I could locate her her male partner is very lonely

Mar 31, 2015
Black Swans
by: Anonymous

I look forward to seeing these black swans return every year to the Croisan Creek property. I don't think they reside there because they roam freely right next to the road. There are at least 6 new cygnets this year and I've seen as many as 5 adults. Such a treat to see them on my way home almost every night.

Mar 28, 2015
More cygnets
by: Kathy E

I spied 2 parent black swans with 2 fuzzy cygnets at Croisan Creek and River Road today.

Mar 24, 2015
Black swans
by: Anonymous

I have been looking in bird books to ID the black swans. I think they come from Australia . Beautiful!!!

Mar 24, 2015
new group of cygnets (baby swans)
by: Anonymous

These birds inhabit the grounds of a notable Salem family, the Smiths, whom I believe made their success at least in part by owning a large share if the VIP's Enterprises holdings around Oregon. The black swans have been there for many years; there are at least two mature breeding pairs that I have seen, and today, 3/23/15, my wife and I saw a new "batch" of 3 cygnets, as the baby swans are called. The locale around the end of Croisan Creek Rd. where it meets S. River Rd is where they are usually seen.

Jan 28, 2015
Black swan
by: Diane

if they have white under wing feathers red beaks and black top feathers they are Australian Black swans I had a female was away down river 2 years ago in springfield oregon she can not fly just had another go missing from a broken fence wish I could have them back

May 26, 2014
Black swans
by: Anonymous

I saw the black swans with red beaks today. Looked in my willamette valley bird book and couldn't find a bird to match. They were on the corner of crosian creek and river road. Could they belong to the house there with the huge grounds? Maybe who ever lives there has brought them in. I know there are black swans at the city park in Ashland. Perhaps I can find a picture of those and see if its the same bird type.

Apr 22, 2014
Black Swan babies
by: recent California transplants

We also saw them late this afternoon - black swan couple & 6 babies at corner of River Rd & Croisan.
Very neat to see. Hope they will survive.

Apr 19, 2014
Black swan?
by: Anonymous

4-19-2014 Saw a group of 6 with a clutch of babies at S. River Road and Croisan Creek Rd. The adults had brilliant red beaks. Are these perhaps black swans?

Feb 14, 2014
black swan
by: voyager

I saw them too on 2/14/14. They were at the intersection of Croisan Creek Rd. S and South River Road in mid South West Salem Oregon

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