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Black Swan

Observed: 2nd April 2010 By: wb2246
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Black Swan, with orange ring, yellow coded Y226 at Fairburn Ings. Black Swans are escapees, but how established are they now?

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No established populations yet

Although these are frequently encountered as escapes, and pairs have bred in a number of occasions, they do not usually have much success in raising young. They are quite long lived, so may remain in an area for several years, but hopefully breeding populations will never be allowed to establish (there are too many alien species at large as it is!).