Bewick's swan

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Bewick's swan

(ˈbjuːɪks)
n
(Animals) a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
[named after Thomas Bewick, noted esp for his woodcuts of birds]
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Noun1.Bewick's swan - Eurasian subspecies of tundra swanBewick's swan - Eurasian subspecies of tundra swan; smaller than the whooper
Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
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Nine Greenland Whitefronted Geese remain at Talacre, while five Bewick's Swans were at Connah's Quay nature reserve on Monday.
Join Sacha Dench from the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust as she describes her 7,000km journey by paramotor to understand the migration of Bewick's swans.
Highlights include the resident sika deer fighting for dominance and an update on the Springwatch eagle chick, while cameras also follow a woman's quest to fly with migrating Bewick's swans.
Sacha Dench plans to fly 4,660 miles from arctic Russia to the UK, following the migration of Bewick's swans.
She said: "It's great to be visiting the fantastic wetlands of Washington before I head off following the migrating Bewick's swans for real in two months time.
The walk will be a chance to find out how the wetland was created and get closer to the wildlife that makes its home there, including huge flocks of lapwings and the whooper and Bewick's swans visiting for the winter.
From this superb vantage point, you can see at close quarters the likes of Bewick's swans who have flown in all the way from Russia.
Some 16,000 Whoopers, (more than half the entire population), and 7,000 Bewick's swans (a third of the world's total number) see out the worst of the cold in the comparatively balmy UK.
Whooper and Bewick's swans fly from Iceland and Scandinavia to escape freezing weather.
Bewick's swans are believed to be the birds that mate for life.