Friday, 2 March 2012

Swaning around

Out and about today and had Mrs Williams for company as it was her day off work.
       We caught up with a few Swans and 1 added to the year list

Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan

Bewick's Swan, the smallest of our Swans


Bewick's Swan

Whooper Swan (full reverse engines)

 Formation fly-pass, Whoopers
 

Come on you guys give me some landing space, 3 Whoopers.

Black Swan
 


Mute
Whooper

Bewick's
                                            For those not familier with our Swans, (and when I say ours, it has to be said that the Bewick's and the Whooper are winter visitors to our shores)  The bill markings are the main difference, with those on the Whooper extending beyond the nostrils, and stopping short on the Bewick's. And of course the Mute is totally different.

2 comments:

  1. Must be so nice to have all these lovely Swans around. Your photos are wonderful; nice comparisons as well as I am not too familiar with these species.

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    1. Thank you once again Tammy, but I have got to go someway to catch up to you.
      All the best Gordon.

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