20-year-old Bewick’s swan


Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:

10/01/2012 – On January 8 two birders from Wijchen discovered a very old Bewick’s swan. This bird was ringed as a chick in August 1992 by an English research team in Siberia. Near Oss in the past its ring with 309 code had been read already, but the animal is still alive. The Bewick’s swan foraged on a soggy field with corn residues near Landhorst (south of Mill, Noord-Brabant province). This spring, the swan will be 20 years old!

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