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Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens
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!
Once kept for food at the monastery the swans today are, of course, protected
The Fleet is protected from the sea by Chesil Beach
The swans are fed regularly and have nesting pens provided
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.Displaying 1 - 13 of 13Tweet Date:23/08/2017 - 19:33Contributed By:Supposedly Britain's most common bird, the chaffinch is often overlooked , although that's...Photograph taken:23/01/2016Contributed By:Tweet Date:18/09/2017 - 17:34Tweet Date:10/09/2017 - 18:12Tweet Date:09/09/2017 - 19:35Contributed By:Tweet Date:06/07/2017 - 13:45Tweet Date:18/09/2017 - 17:32Tweet Date:20/09/2017 - 17:25Contributed By:Tweet Date:23/09/2017 - 09:54Contributed By:Tweet Date:06/04/2017 - 19:30Tweet Date:16/04/2017 - 15:45Contributed By:Tweet Date:11/07/2017 - 19:30Tweet Date:06/10/2017 - 10:10Contributed By: