|Swan Lake on Ice|
|Wednesday, 06 January 2010 14:46|
A rare photo of Whooper Swans skating on ice for the Winter Solstice Spectacular at Tumduff wetlands in Lough Boora Parklands.Tumduff Mór is one of three wetland areas located within the parklands, closely situated to the Boora Lakes. The wetlands are fringed with birch and willow scrub.
Whooper swans migrate many hundreds of miles to their wintering sites, arriving mainly from Iceland.
They have a deep honking call and, despite their size, are powerful fliers. Their preferred breeding habitat is wetland, spending much of their time swimming, straining the water for food, or eating plants that grow on the bottom.
The photo of this early morning performance was taken by Tom Egan on Friday 18th December 2009