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Thousands of Swans migrate to the East

Staff have been giving hundreds of swans a nightly feed at the Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk. More than five-thousand Whooper swans have migrated from Iceland, to spend the winter in our region.

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Thousands of Swans migrate to Norfolk

The swans being fed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff have been giving hundreds of swans a nightly feed at the Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk.

More than 5,000 Whooper swans have migrated from Iceland, to spend the winter in our region.

The Swans enjoy the sunshine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Moreover, several thousand Bewick's swans are expected to arrive from the Russian Arctic in January.

Visitors can watch the swans being fed on Thursday to Sunday evenings.

Samantha Lee, from the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, says that feeding the swans is a long process:

"We get thousands of swans here, there's no way we could feed them all.

"However, for some of them, it might just keep those fat reserves above where they need to be."

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