Friday, December 08, 2006

Bewicks feeding on suger beet tops. This flock of 369 contained 64 juveniles.

One of the swans in the flock has a blue neck collar and was first sighted on the Nene Washes in January 1997, again in January 1998 and January 2000, having been caught in Russia and ringed as a juvenile in 1993 and subsequently caught in 1996 when its neck collar was fitted. Most winters it is sighted on the Ouse Washes but sometimes it spends the whole winter on the continent mainly in Holland.
Whooper swan one main flock of 179 present near march Farmers - again on beet tops.

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