Best time to see: Oct to late Mar
Large white swan that makes a loud trumpeting 'whoop'
Habitat: freshwater, estuaries and fields
Uncommon winter visitor to the UK, breeding in Scandinavia and Iceland
Large swan with straight neck, yellow base to black bill that extends forward to form a clear point; flat bill profile; 150 cm
Swims on surface, up-ending to feed, and walks on land, eating grass, grain and roots
Laboured flight with noisy wingbeats
© Robin Chittenden