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Whooper Swans on Cors Caron (Tregaron Bog) mid Wales, December 2000
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www.tregaron.org.uk - Neuaddlas Guest House with view over Tregaron Bog

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Some 20 - 30 Whooper Swans spend the winter in the Tregaron area each year after migrating down from Scandinavia and Northern Europe/Russia where they breed. During the winter, they feed in the fields around Tregaron. The last three days of December 2000 saw some 8 inches of snow, which forced the swans to feed in the waters on Tregaron bog. The photo below shows three swans taking off.

Whooper Swans


First winter Whooper Swans coming in to land on Tregaron Bog.

Whooper Swans


Whooper Swans flying over the bridge on the main road.

Whooper Swans


Whooper Swans in flight

Whooper Swans


Adult Whooper Swan from the bridge. The yellow beak is clearly visible in these photos.

Whooper Swans


Adult Whooper Swans from the bridge

Whooper Swans


Adult Whooper Swans on Tresco Great Pool, Isles of Scilly, October 1998.

Whooper Swans


Adult Whooper Swan on Unst, Shetlands, June 1995.

Whooper Swan

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