Whoop, whoop for our Icelandic
enthusiasts were delighted to get the lowdown on a
graceful lady swanning around Inch island over
Several members of Wild Inishowen were pleased when
they managed to photograph the identifying details
of a whooper swan with a ring on its left leg.
A female whooper swan photographed by
Wild Inishowen club members at Inch Wildfowl Reserve
over Christmas. She had been ringed in Iceland in
the summer of 2014.
They duly sent the
information off to their friends in the Wildfowl and
Wetlands Trust in England in the hope of getting
more details on the bird.
"A very speedy email reply from Kane
Brides...included the information on the whooper
swan. It's a female bird which was caught and ringed
on the 6/8/2014 at SandVatn, Myvatnsheidi, Iceland.
Our sighting report will now be added to the
database at WWT Slimbridge.
"It is always a privilege and pleasure to be
involved in their vital recording migration
journey," the Inishowen club told Facebook
Ireland hosts more than a fifth of the European
wintering population of whooper swans, according to
They over-winter at ten or less sites in Ireland
with Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle being important