Wild landings for Swans in wild weather (WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre)

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Wild landings for Swans in wild weather at WWT

Bewick’s Swans touch down at WWT Slimbridge in wild weather

The changing of the seasons heralds the beginning of one of nature’s greatest events – migration.

An inbuilt survival instinct forces millions of birds to fly thousands of miles from their breeding grounds in the far north in search of snow-free climates and an abundance of food. These Bewick’s Swans migrate to the UK from the Russian Arctic over 2,500 miles away.

Great places to walk off the excesses of the festive season.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has nine wetland visitor centres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where many of these birds head for.

These centres are open all over the festive season.

All nine WWT Wetland centres will be holding migration walks, talks and events- including fantastic floodlit swan feeds.

They are great places to learn more about the wonders of migration, simply relax and enjoy the view or walk off the excesses of Christmas and New Year.

For the full list of events, see the WWT website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/

To follow WWT’s Swan Migration Blog click link below


Photograph by  Graham Hann

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