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From a recent press release.

It is a fascinating look at one of nature's recurring events.
Data summary of first Bewick swan arrivals at Slimbridge


ARRIVAL DATE

FIRST ARRIVALS

SOURCE: WWT SLIMBRIDGE
1964-1965 04.12.1964 PINK/REBECCA
1965-1966 26.10.1965 PINK/REBECCA
1966-1967 26.10.1966 KON/TIKI
1967-1968 09.11.1967 JAMMY
1968-1969 21.10.1968 PEPPER/AMBER
1969-1970 06.11.1969 BEPPE/UMBERTA
1970-1971 22.10.1970 JUAN/TOBITA
1971-1972 25.10.1971 ANTHONY/CLEOPATRA
1972-1973 15.10.1972 DRIFT
1973-1974 13.10.1973 NAJINSKY/CAROLINE
1974-1975 21.10.1974 ROULETTE
1975-1976 14.10.1975 EXPLORER
1976-1977 19.10.1976 SILKY/SHIMMERY
1977-1978 19.10.1977 SALMON
1978-1979 20.10.1978 DOUGIE/ESTRALITA
1979-1980 22.10.1979 BIONIC DIZ/CHEMICAL FIZ
1980-1981 12.10.1980 TOMATO/KETCHUP Earliest date
1981-1982 03.11.1981 UPSTARTS/UPPITY
1982-1983 27.10.1982 CAPTION
1983-1984 22.10.1983 MONACLE/SPECTACLE
1984-1985 25.10.1984 SWOOP/ZOOP TWO
1985-1986 22.10.1985 AUKLET/CHUKCHIE
1986-1987 25.10.1986 SAFARI
1987-1988 28.10.1987 TIPPETT
1988-1989 26.10.1988 REIGN
1989-1990 18.10.1989 FALLON
1990-1991 15.10.1990 BILCO/BILBERRY
1991-1992 23.10.1991 SATURDAY
1992-1993 13.10.1992 AUBRON
1993-1994 18.10.1993 SATURDAY
1994-1995 20.10.1994 AUBRON
1995-1996 27.10.1995 SATURDAY
1996-1997 24.10.1996 TAUBRON
1997-1998 21.10.1997 NIVEN/NANCY
1998-1999 21.10.1998 SATURDAY
1999-2000 18.10.1999 LILLE/CALAIS + 3CYGNETS
2000-2001 21.10.2000 ARMOND/BILOXI
2001-2002 17.10.2001 DOLMAN/ANGELIS
2002-2003 17.10.2002 BY BROOKE
2003-2004 18.10.2003 SWANS NOT IDENTIFIED
2004-2005 21.10.2004 FOSS+GULL
2005-2006 23.10.2005 DARIO/DORCUS + ANGA
2006-2007 26.10.2006 DARIO/DORCUS + DUMBLES
2007-2008 19.10.2007 DARIO/DORCUS+ANGA+3 YEARLINGS
2008-2009 01.11.2008 ANGA
2009-2010 31.10.2009 DYLAN?DEENA,DARIO,COLE,MEVAGISSEY+8NEW BIRDS
2010-2011 18.10.2010 RISO, RISA, GLADGON + 5 YEARLINGS
2011-2012 25.10.2011 DARIO, 1 ADULT + 2 YEARLINGS

What does it tell us about the British winter and what is happening to our weather?


Not a lot I would say. But I'd like to know where they get the names from. Sounds more like the list for the 3.30 at Kempton Park!
A slow news day perhaps.

Roy.
 

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Roy,
They name them based on the patterns on the beak which are a bit like fingerprints. Slimbridge keep records of their visiting swans.
 

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They may well do Mike but I'd love to know what sort of markings suggests NAJINSKY! for example.

Roy.
 

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Digit":243g7dzu said:
They may well do Mike but I'd love to know what sort of markings suggests NAJINSKY! for example.

Roy.
More like a homage to Vaslav Najinsky and his renowned performances in Swan Lake.
 

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Sorry Chas but you've just caused a mental image for me of a Swan tripping the Light Fantastic across a frozen pond!

Roy.
 
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