The first was ringed as a young female on the Hunovey River on the Zavorot Peninsula 68' 35 N 53 '40 E on 8th August 2004. It was reported on five occasions between 20 Feb and 13th March in Friesland in the Netherlands. No further sightings until 29th Febrary2008 in Niedersachen and then Schleswig Holstein Northern Germany until 15th March.
The other bird was ringed as an adult female on 16th August at Lake Lovetskuy in Russia 68'21 53'58E. In 2009 it was sighted on 11th January in Cambridgeshie and three days later in Norfolk then on 22February it was in Northern Germany. In January 2010 it returned to Norfolk. But in 2011 it was seen on 29th March and November 5th in Latvia before moving to our area .
According to the BTO Ringing Recoveries Web Site there has only been six previous Bewick's Swan ringed in Russia and found in Britain although there has been 37 reports of British ringed Bewick's reported in Russia.