A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Swan Feed

The cold spell has brought thousands of winter birds to Slimbridge WWT including the Bewick Swans.  This is making the Swan Feeds a very spectular event.
We enjoyed watching the 4pm feed recently, the warden's commentary was excellent explaining about the birds as he dispensed the wheat.
There were more than 200 Bewicks last week as the cold since Christmas has brought them over from the continent to enjoy the balmier conditions of the Severn Valley.
The photo below shows an attentive parent stirring up food from the bottom of the pond for its youngster.

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