Bewick’s Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Rare winter visitor, with 5 recent records.

1. 1 over the site on 19 March 2009 (Steve Morrison).
2. 2 on Longham Reservoir South on 27th December 2010 (Chris Parnell).
3. 8 on flooded fields near Hampreston, 19th-25th January 2011 (Dominic Couzens et al). (See below)

Bewick's Swans January 2011

Photo by Chris Parnell.

4. 2 on Hampreston Fields, 25th and 7th January 2013, then 1 on 30th.
5. 2 again on Hampreston Fields, 23rd February-6th March 2013.

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