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Bewicks Swan (on a nest) This swan was seen sitting on a nest at Barnes Wetlands centre (I think 4 eggs but only got a brief look when the pair changed over sitting on the eggs.) Cygnus columbianus,Geotagged,Spring,Tundra swan,United Kingdom,beak,bewicks,bewicks swan,serrations,swan Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Bewicks Swan (on a nest)

This swan was seen sitting on a nest at Barnes Wetlands centre (I think 4 eggs but only got a brief look when the pair changed over sitting on the eggs.)

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The tundra swan is a small Holarctic swan. The two taxa within it are usually regarded as conspecific, but are also sometimes split into two species, "Cygnus bewickii" of the Palaearctic and the whistling swan, "C. columbianus" proper, of the Nearctic.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Pducros
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Uploaded Jun 7, 2015. Captured Jun 7, 2015 16:07 in 40 Castelnau, London SW13 9RU, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/2048s
  • ISO400
  • 275mm