Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan - Winter visitor to our shores from Iceland. Fly in a noisy chevron formation. Breeds on lakes and pools in forest or on tundra, sometimes in river deltas, estuaries and sheltered sea inlets. In winter found in coastal areas or lakes and large rivers, often grazing in fields. More yellow on the beak than the Mute Swan and not as graceful. These photographed Counties Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo.

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▼ Whooper Swans at Lough Colgagh. A very picturesque area of Sligo

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