species is a regular winter visitor to Øygarden. During
milder periods they tend to keep to fresh water, but when this freezes,
many move to the sea - especially the shallow areas on the east side of
Whooper Swans, Heggeriset in Engerdal, Hedmark, February 2015.
Whoopers are present as long as there is ice-free water and breed in
small numbers in Engerdal.
The above picture is slightly cropped from an image taken with a Nikon
Coolpix Superzoom camera
Whooper killed by overhead power lines - and they STILL want to keep
building those lines through wetland nature reserves.
Found dead under power lines during the New Year bird race 2011/2012
to this side since February 24, 2006.