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Dara McAnulty on the whooper swan

Since a small boy, Fermanagh-based bird blogger Dara Mcanulty has been enthralled by birds. For this Tweet of the Day, Dara recalls the magic of whooper swans.

Since he was a small boy, Fermanagh based bird blogger Dara McAnulty has been enthralled by birds. For this Tweet of the Day Dara draws a comparison with seeing whooper swans near to his home in Northern Ireland with the swans from Irish mythology, the Children of Lir. Dara, who has Aspergers Syndrome, blogs as Young Fermanagh Naturalist to convey his love of nature and wildlife through the written word.

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