SU0731 : Swans, Burcombe

taken 7 years ago, near to Burcombe, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Swans, Burcombe
Swans, Burcombe
Swans resting in a meadow field on the Nadder floodplain.

The three species wintering in Britain are all protected, the most familiar being he mis-named mute swan, which not only makes a musical whistling sound with its wings while flying, but also utters a variety of grunts and hisses. The mute swan is a resident breeder in Britain, nesting in inland lakes and rivers and moving only very short distances in winter. Like all swans, the mute is highly aggressive and territorial during the breeding season, using its bright white plumage for advertisement and chasing away any intruder that ventures near its large nest.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0714 3108 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.7400N 1:53.9672W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0720 3104
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Floodplain  Swans 

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