Thursday, 29 December 2011

Whooper Swan at Cosmeston.

This rather tame Whooper was a surprise find for Alex, especially when it came so close and took
bread! Wearing an orange leg ring no.Y59 it was able to be checked out and was ringed in Worcestershire last year. When it arrived it had orange staining to the head suggesting that it is a wild bird originating from Iceland. Orange staining perhaps from the iron rich lakes.

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