Swan upping today

July 20th, 2009 | by Nick |

For the next five days, swans along the Thames are being ringed as part of the annual swan upping event, an ancient ceremonial barking-mad oddity, but also today an an important conservation effort. The Guardian celebrates it in this editorial.

Also see this short video on swan-upping with a bunch of birders and toffs.

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