Monday, 5 January 2009

Whoopers in Scotland ( Hogganfield Loch, Caerlaverock WWT and Lochwinnoch RSPB).

Over the Christmas period I saw good numbers of Whoopers Swans at three sites in Scotland.
Although Whoopers are quite a scarce bird in Leicestershire it was quite surreal to see Whooper Swans being fed by the general public.
Probably the most outrageous sighting was the group of fourteen swans at Hoggenfield Loch being fed by the locals down to two feet away!
Almost in the same vein was the count of over 200+ birds at Caerlaverock from the comfort of a nice and warm Peter Scott Observatory viewing tower showing down to five feet and finally slightly more distant than the previous birds was the group of sixteen Whoopers at Lochwinnoch RSPB.
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