Phil Pearce

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Bewick’s Swan

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Bewick’s Swan


“Cygnus Columbianus”






The Bewick’s swan is a winter visitor and is the smallest of our swans. It can be seen between October and March.

They arrive from Siberia and eat grain in fields.

It is white with a black and yellow bill. 

It is approximately 1.2m in length.

 It has a wingspan of 1.9m.

 They weigh in at between 5 and 7kg.

 They live for on average 9 years. 

They are on the amber list.



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