SU1725 : Swans on the Avon, Bodenham

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

Swans on the Avon, Bodenham
Swans on the Avon, Bodenham
The river on a cold damp February afternoon.

Legend says that Richard the Lionheart brought the first mute swans home from Cyprus after the Third Crusade, but they were probably breeding wild in this country long before this, and gradually becoming semi-domesticated because of their value as ornamental birds and as a luxury food.
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SU1725, 7 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
River (from Tags)
Avon 
Place (from Tags)
Bodenham 
Bird (from Tags)
Mute Swan 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1706 2580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.8788N 1:45.4856W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1703 2583
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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