This video from England is called Bewick Swans WWT Slimbridge.
Translated from the blog of warden Anke Bruin, on Vlieland island, the Netherlands:
March 4, 2013 by Anke Bruin, Forestry Department
No less than 69 Bewick’s Swans, including 6 first year youngsters (still a little gray) rested in the third Kroon’s polder wetland. Even the Chinook helicopter of the Air Force did not drive them away, they are probably very tired. This morning, colleague Herman Vogel😉 mentioned the beautiful white birds. Bewick’s Swans have been in Vlieland earlier, but never such a big group. They are migrating from the south to the northern tundra and they are quite right, they just come here to rest and recharge.
A slide show about this is here (scroll down).
Also from Vlieland: this morning the first spoonbills of spring flying.
Dutch Starrevaart Bewick’s swans photos: here.
- Swans in Dutch nature reserve (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Dutch geese and swans counted (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Dutch cormorants already have eggs (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Fabulous February (acesurveyors.wordpress.com)
- Migration Stories: Wintering Birds at Welney (ousewasheslps.wordpress.com)
- Thomas Bewick: The art of nature (tammytourguide.wordpress.com)
- Whooper swan and ibis on Vlieland island (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Tundra swan (curtis24.wordpress.com)
- Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk: Winter hinges on autumn’s swan song (theguardian.com)
- Migrating birds arrive in Britain (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
Beautiful video! I love swans. They are so graceful. Two of them looked a little playful and almost looked like they were talking with each other. Amazing. The gliding into the water at the end was amazing!
Bewick’s swans unfortunately have been declining. Fortunately, last year’s breeding season was good.
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