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Swan Flies from Iceland to Scotland in 14 Hours

By Iceland Review

The first swan of 50, which were equipped with GPS monitors at the beginning of this year, returned to Scotland this week after spending the summer in Iceland. The swan, which is called Supersonic Bill, covered the 800 kilometers in only 14 hours.

A loan swan on the frozen Reykjavík Pond. Not Supersonic Bill. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

In the coming days, researchers in the swan monitoring project will see whether Supersonic Bill’s mates will follow suit, visir.is reports.

The purpose of this project is to map the swans’ migration patterns so that planned windmills on the shores of Scotland won’t disturb their future journeys.

Click here to read more about the project and here to read more about Supersonic Bill’s return on the BBC’s news website.

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