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  • Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens

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    Here is a 'virtual' tour of this site to give you an idea of what to expect if you visit:

    The swans at Abbotsbury are wild but it is in their interests to stay!

    The Fleet is protected from the sea by Chesil Beach

    The swans are fed regularly and have nesting pens provided

    Once kept for food at the monastery the swans today are, of course, protected

    Number are swollen in winter by incoming migrant birds from the north

    Abbotsbury has been associated with swans for centuries

    It is not just swans, other birds enjoy the free meal ticket!

    The nearby gardens have won awards

    These are some photographs of species seen at this site that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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    Cattle Egret

    Tweet Date:
    23/08/2017 - 19:33
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    Chaffinch

    Supposedly Britain's most common bird, the chaffinch is often overlooked , although that's...
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    Common Sandpiper

    Tweet Date:
    18/09/2017 - 17:34
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    Grey Phalarope

    Tweet Date:
    10/09/2017 - 18:12
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    Grey Phalarope

    Tweet Date:
    09/09/2017 - 19:35
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    Roseate Tern

    Tweet Date:
    06/07/2017 - 13:45
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    Spotted Sandpiper

    Tweet Date:
    18/09/2017 - 17:32
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    Spotted Sandpiper

    Tweet Date:
    20/09/2017 - 17:25
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    Spotted Sandpiper

    Tweet Date:
    23/09/2017 - 09:54
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    Swan Goose

    Tweet Date:
    06/04/2017 - 19:30
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    Wall Lizard

    Tweet Date:
    16/04/2017 - 15:45
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    Wall Lizard

    Tweet Date:
    11/07/2017 - 19:30
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