BEWICKS SWAN - Cygnus Columbianus - head side on, bewick's, bird, avian, water proof feathers, white, head, eye, bill, beak, long neck, facing, staring, water droplets, winter visitor, wetlands, marshes, stubble fields, Andy Purcell
The smallest swan in the UK, the Bewick's arrives in Britain in mid-October after spending the breeding season in Siberia. It has more black on its bill than mute and whooper swans and is considerably smaller and more like a goose in shape. Increasingly threatened by loss of habitat and man's activities, and with significant numbers in the UK, it is on the Amber List. Each swan can be identified by their individual bill pattern. This one is classified as a Yellowneb. The other 2 types are Pennyface & Blackneb
Whooper Swan, Cygnus cygnus, pair, large swans, white, black and yellow beak, long elegant necks, late afternoon, setting sun, red reflections on ripples, two Common coot, winter in UK, migrate, movements, Iceland, traditional sites, Martin Mere, Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust, Lancashire
Two swans on water coloured red by refelactions of setting sun, Ormskirk, Lancashire.