Wildfowl eating potatoes. In recent years, on the Ouse Washes, Cambridgeshire, Whooper Cygnus cygnus and Bewick's Swans C. columbianus have taken to feeding on arable land, harvested potato fields, with their residue of waste potatoes, being particularly favoured in early winter. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney has attracted a substantial number of wildfowl in front of

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