Wild swans under threat as numbers begin to decline

Independent: Britain's two species of migratory wild swans, which come from the far north to spend the winter here and add grace and charm to many lakes and pools, are undergoing contrasting fortunes which are beginning to worry conservationists. Both birds, the whooper swan and the Bewick's swan, are similar -- being snow-white with yellow on their bills, in contrast to the orange-billed and more familiar mute swan which lives in Britain all year round. But while numbers are soaring of the big whooper......

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