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Bewick’s Swan

Posted: February 28, 2018 in Birds, Natural History
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The Bewick’s Swan is a winter visitor to the Uk found mainly in coastal areas of England and the east coast of Ireland. It is estimated that around 7000 birds come to the UK each year from their breeding grounds in Northern Russia.

 

 

Last Sunday Sue and I took my mum to the London Wetland Centre. After lunch we wandered around the collection of wildfowl from around the world. Here are some of the birds we saw.

 

Bewicks Swan

Bewicks Swan

Bewicks Swan

Bewicks Swan

Southern Crested Screamer

Southern Crested Screamer

Red-Breasted Goose

Red-Breasted Goose

Black swan

Black swan

Ferrugenous Duck

Ferrugenous Duck

 

 

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The Bewick’s Swan is a winter visitor to the UK. They can be distinguished from the resident Mute Swan by the yellow on the bill rather than the orange of the Mute and from Whooper Swans by the yellow area being limited to the facial end of the bill.