Belfast Telegraph

Lonely, bullied Ulster swan moved to new watery home

Multiple pleas from the public directed at Talnotry Avian Care Trust (TACT) to rescue a lonely swan from a riverbank at Sixmilewater River have been answered after the group saved the bird which sat in the same position for almost two weeks.

Concerned members of the public contacted the Trust believing the swan was injured but on closer inspection, TACT revealed that a slightly injured wing was not the reason behind the poor swan’s depressed state and isolation and that it had in fact been bullied out of the water by another pair of swans.

A spokesperson from TACT said: "The swan was not injured, but simply needed to be moved away from the other two swans inhabiting that part of the water. This was a case of bullying. A representative from TACT was able to get to the swan and successfully moved it to its new home.”

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