Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Whooper Swans, Oakham Co-op, 12 March

Middle bird was colour-ringed on left leg and metal ring is visible on right.

Part of a group of 18 adult Whooper Swans that flew very low north over the supermarket car park at 0825. One bird was colour ringed on the left leg but it was too hidden to read. They are presumably birds that have wintered in the Fens and are now slowly beginning their journey back towards Iceland.