Friday 20 March 2015

Whooper swans on their way to Iceland?

Taking a break on migration
Its so nice to come across a migratory bird that isn't a threatened species. In fact it looks as if Whooper swans are increasing world wide.

This pair, probably on their way to Iceland, where the British wintering birds tend to breed They were resting on Loch Doilean two days ago. a shallow peaty loch that drains into Loch Sheil.

Some Whoopers do occasionally  try to breed in Scotland so they may find the Loch Sheil wilderness  to their liking.

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