NM8702 : Whooper swans leaving Argyll

taken 9 months ago, near to Ederline, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Whooper swans leaving Argyll
Whooper swans leaving Argyll
Yesterday afternoon I watched this group of 15 whooper swans fly in to Loch Ederline; this morning I saw them fly off on their spring migration north to their summer breeding grounds. There were a total of around 32 whoopers overnighting on the loch, being given close attention by the resident pair of mute swans.
The flock circled around the village a couple of times and then headed out west towards the sea. There are a number of juveniles in this group of birds.
It won’t be long now before the incoming migrants, ospreys, swallows and martens return from lower latitudes. Spring’s finally around the corner.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Bird (from Tags)
Whooper Swan 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8706 0258 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:10.0895N 5:25.8858W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8665 0255
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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