To appreciate a swan spectacular on a grand sale, visit the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust's Welney reserve.
Lead poisoning has long been a problem for this species, because ingesting only a few lead pellets can kill a swan .
The whole morning passed quickly as we killed three wild ducks, one swan and one guinea fowl.
He found he derived ‘more satisfaction in ten days over Christmas than I did in the rest of the year swanning around the world’.
But Stone's Tramell has become a tedious presence to be around, swanning about the place in almost cartoonish fashion and stripping the character of any real intrigue.
Indeed they have, and not go swanning off fighting righteous crusades against dictators hamstrung by UN weapons inspection programmes in the cause of making the President popular.
The Prime Minister has been swanning around Africa at our expense, wiping out many thousands of pounds owed to us by these different African countries.
Quill pens were generally cut from the outer hollow wing feathers of swans or geese but feathers from eagles, crows, and turkeys were also found to be suitable.
He liked to watch the swans and the geese in the big pond with the fancy arched bridge and the little gazebo.
Only during the last two years of our study did swans tend to feed outside of the study area along the shallower northern rim of the marsh.