SN6963 : Swans on a flash, Cors Caron Nature Reserve

taken 8 years ago, near to Swyddffynnon, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Swans on a flash, Cors Caron Nature Reserve
Swans on a flash, Cors Caron Nature Reserve
These swans are on one of the very few ponds inside the bog that haven't frozen over yet. These ponds are called flashes and form at the points where tributaries merge with the Afon Teifi. While there is snow on the ground all the way down to the valley ground in places, the bulk of it has fallen above 300m, forming a very clear contour on the hills in the background. The village of Ffair Rhos can be seen at half height on the left. The 'snow-capped mountains' are Llan Ddu Fawr (593m) and its slightly lower neighbours surrounding Waun Claerddu and the Teifi pools.
The birds are Mute Swans, the most common variety of swan in the UK. The brownish one is a juvenile - old enough to have a proper swan's neck but still in juvenile plumage. Thanks to Mike Pennington LinkExternal link for the avian information.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010
Bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6902 6379 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.3984N 3:55.2222W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6896 6375
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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