Sunday, 9 February 2014

Windsor - 7 February 2014

Due to the ongoing wet and windy weather, as we needed to visit the outdoor shop in Windsor, we also took an opportunity to check out the Swans on the River Thames. The number of colour-ringed birds seemed less than there were in the 1990s, but we managed to read six darvics and nine BTO rings. We do not expect any exciting information back as a number also had the swan-upping rings on the birds, and all will undoubedly prove to be local birds. One bearing orange ring 4AEX had been released by Swan Rescue at Ruislip Lido but had returned to its favoured haunt.