NJ2362 : Whooper Swans (Cygnus columbianus)

taken 5 years ago, near to Moss of Barmuckity, Moray, Great Britain

Whooper Swans (Cygnus columbianus)
Whooper Swans (Cygnus columbianus)
Whooper Swans (Cygnus columbianus) are winter visitors. They breed in Iceland and elsewhere in the far north, and increasing numbers of them are wintering in Moray. You can easily tell them from the resident Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) because as their name suggests they have a whooping call, while Mute Swans are .... well .... mute. Whoopers also hold their necks stiffly vertical, and have black-and-yellow beaks, while Mutes hold their necks in a graceful curve and have orange on their beaks.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird (from Tags)
Swan  Whooper Swan 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2390 6219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:38.5910N 3:16.5876W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2395 6215
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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