Posts Tagged ‘Whooper Swan

04
Mar
15

Swanning around the Solway

We took in a swan feed at Caerlaverock on the Goose Tour to the Solway. The Whoopers manage to somehow squabble amicably; never quite losing their aloofness. After feeding they walk to the far side of the pool and in turn small squadrons clear a runway to take off and get airborne; passing by the hide for us to photograph as they do so. Simply quite stunning.

Whooper Swan 1 Whooper Swan 2

20
Jul
12

Winter Visitor?

One could be forgiven for thinking we are in some other season than summer. Things are a little ‘topsy turvey’ and when you see a winter visitor on the marsh it doesn’t add to the normality of the situation. This Whooper Swan was seen this week; it should be in Iceland! There were times last week when it felt as though I was in Iceland. Let’s hope the ‘summer’ forecast for next week happens.

10
Jun
12

Stayer

We all know some visitors overstay their welcome. This Whooper swan in Norfolk had undoubtedly damaged its wing and therefore has a good excuse to still be here in June. Having said that, the weather has been somewhat Icelandic, so maybe he feels at home.

23
Feb
12

Face-Off

I wandered down to the park the other day and saw an interloper.

There sat on the ice with the Mute Swans was a yellow billed individual; a whooper Swan. Not common in this part of Norfolk these Icelandic migrants prefer the west of the county. It was however not welcome, a Mute Swan was taking exception to having the Whooper among them and a ‘face off’ ensued; resulting in the interloper being shunned and pushed aside.




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