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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Bewick's Swan

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Bewick's Swan

(Tundra Swan)

Cygnus columbians

 

  • Bewick's Swan
  • Cygnus columbians
  • WI: Rare visitor (less than 30 records)

 

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Bewick's Swan records in the Western Isles

Rare visitor (less than 30 records)

The chart below shows how abundant the Bewick's Swan is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

   

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

Collective nouns for Swans

A ballet, team, whiting, squadron of swans (dubious this one!)
A bank, herd, sounder, drift, lamentation of swans
A game, herd, bevy of swans
A regatta of swans (on water)
A whiteness of swans
An eyrar of swans
A wedge of swans (flying in a "V")

From WIKI

 

 

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