…we were hopeful that this year would make up for it, and with 70 birds in the favoured field it was looking good, that was until the river came up and flooded the banks the day before, thus changing the pattern of the swans behaviour that we had been monitoring from dawn onwards for the previous seven days.
- Sighted on the 21/01/13 at North Duffield and present until 11/03/13 for the fifth winter.
- Re-caught on the 28/11/13 at North Duffield Carrs for the sixth winter.
- Re-sighted on the 23/11/13 at North Duffield Carrs in the Lower Derwent Valley.
Many thanks as always to our friends at the WWT for supporting the project and to Robin Ward and Mark Fletcher for the cannon netting. Also thank you to the Yorkshire Post for taking an interest in the story and writing a short piece on the LDV Whoopers - see here.