In the upper left of the photo, notice the gold band around the neck of the swan.."257"! Reports of marked swans are particularly valuable as they allow us to trace the origin of that bird and learn its age and family history. Often swans are seen at a distance, but that extra effort to read numbers on a collar or wing tag can be of great value.
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"Caught between a rock and a hard place." Between a Rock and a Hard Place is a 2004 adventure and survival memoir by American mountain climber Aron Ralston. The narrative focuses on Ralston's near-death experience when his arm became stuck under a boulder in a canyon in Utah, where he remained trapped for five days until he amputated his arm.
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