Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Whooper Swans at Islandhill

When Jimmy and I didn't find the Spoonbill at Castle Espie. We headed to Islandhill where we found Whooper Swans about 3 fields away.  We decided to go down a farmer's lane and sure enough we managed to get quite a bit closer to them, in fact there were 4 different fields of them, totalling about 300+  As I have done a complete post recently on Whooper Swans with lots of information (see 16 November 2013), I suggest you get your cuppa, put the post onto slide mode and enjoy the Whoopers. 
At the end there is a short video.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I hope you enjoyed the Whooper Swans we found at Islandhill.
 
The video can be accessed at

http://youtu.be/aON8DmewrQU

If there is a black space below,click it and the video will appear.
 


I hope you enjoyed seeing the Whooper Swans again.
Thank you for visiting and I appreciate all the comments you leave.

32 comments:

  1. Truly beautiful - and so many of them!!! Thank you.

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    1. HI EC Glad you enjoyed the Whoopers and thanks for comment.

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  2. I love swans, and had the recent pleasure of taking some photos of them in the Budapest Zoo. But here in the free nature they are a glorious sight.

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    1. HI Mersad Glad you enjoyed the Whoopers and thanks for comment

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  3. j'adore tes photos!!!
    Nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and visit to my blog.
    Have a nice day!
    Cath.

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    1. HI Cathy Merci for you comments and I am glad you enjoyed the Swans.

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  4. Wonderful photos of the Whooper Swans. It is cool seeing large flocks. I enjoyed your video! Have a great day!

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    1. HI Eileen Glad you enjoyed the Whoopers and video. Many thanks for comment.

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  5. Quite a few hanging out together :) Have a Great Day!

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    1. HI Kerri Yes there were over 300. Glad you enjoyed the Whoopers and thanks for comment.

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  6. Wonderful birds - used to watch them in Northumbria. Not seen one you many a year.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. HI Stewart Yes wonderful to see so many. Glad you enjoyed seeing the Whoopers again and thanks for comment

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  7. really I am so jealous of you and all of your wonderful birding jaunts ;-) but so glad you share! This is such a super set of photos and I'm a bit of a gourmand wishing that your video had been longer.

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    1. HI Lynn Don't be jealous as you have lovely places over in France which you show us. Yes the video could have been longer but I was conscenrating on trying to get closer to the Swans to get some shots of them. You can only get so far and that is still quite a distance before they all lift. Anyway, glad you enjoyed the Whoopers and thanks for comment.

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  8. Hi Margareth,
    yes I love to see Swans and also your nice photos of them! So fun to be able to see so many of the Swans at the same time.
    Especially the first photo I liked really much!
    Thanks for your comment! Greetings Pia

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  9. Maybe you get two comment´s from me now, or you don't?
    I like to see the Swans, and also your nice photos of them!
    Especially the first photo I really liked a lot!
    So fun to be able to see so many Swans at the same time!
    Thanks for your comment, Margareth!
    Greetings Pia

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    1. Hi Pia I am glad youo liked the Swans and thanks for your comment.

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  10. Lovely images Margaret, such beautiful swans to see, especially in large numbers like this!...[;o)

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    1. HI Trevor Yes I was very fortunate to find the farmer's lane so that we could get a bit closer to them. From the road, I could only see the number in one field and it was not until I got down a long way that it was clear there were 3 more fields of them! JImmy did not come the whole way with me as it was VERY muddy!! Glad you like them and thanks for comment.

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  11. i really like their line-up against the green. :)

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    1. HI Tex Yes I like that one also. Thanks for comment.

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  12. Such beautiful birds, and you captured some wonderful photos of them.

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    1. HI Lindda Very glad you enjoyed looking at these beautiful Swans and thanks for comment.

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  13. Lovely shots Margaret (the first shot is beautifully composed), I just love these wild Swans :-)

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    1. HI David Yes that is my favorite also. Manythanks for comment.

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  14. Aren't they beautiful, I love the way they whoop.

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  15. What a great find! I have only seen the Mute Swans, I don't even know if there are any Whoopers around here. My very favorite is your picture of the swans in flight, so majestic.

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  16. Wonderful series of photos on the Swans. thanks for the comments on my blog, it really helped me.

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  17. I really enjoyed your pictures of the Whooping Swans! Good shots!!!

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  18. What a great series of photos! I especially love the "in-flight" shot! :)

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  19. The Whooper Swans are just so wonderful. what a beautiful set of images you have shared. Happy weekend~

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