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Your name is 98320-gfe?

by Darren

The Bewick is the UK’s smallest swan – much smaller and rarer than the more common mute and the whooper.

Those who know me personally will be aware that I just melt in the heat.  The Bewick arrives here in October after breeding over the summer in sunny Siberia.  It’s my kind of bird!

In 1964 Sir Peter Scott of the Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust discovered that individual bewicks could be identified by the patterns on their black and yellow beaks.  Presumably conservationists can tell me exactly who this chap is.  Ideally it’s called Bertram or Ermentrude rather than a soulless moniker like 98320-gfe.

I live in hope!

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