Monday 7 February 2011

Bewick's Swan at Par beach pool compared to the Stithians birds

Adult bewick's Swan at Par beach pool

Every Bewick's Swan has a different bill pattern, similar to a human finger print.

These three adults (above)  and fourth adult below, are part of the original flock of eight at Stithians Res.  A close look at the bill pattern shows the Par bird to be a different individual.  There is a unique black mark on the Par bird's bill not shown in any of the adults above.


  1. It is beautiful pictures, especially NO 3

  2. Stunning images Steve and nice to see the glint of sunlight in the eye. I read about the bill pattern in the latest issue of Waterlife - fascinating!

  3. A lovely collection Steve. Par even looks like the *Med*