Swan-upping in the Rain.

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  • Source:
    British Heritage. Jan2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p7-7. 1/3p.
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    • Abstract:
      The article focuses on the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in England. Her Majesty's Swan Marker and his team of Swan Uppers carried out their annual census of the swan population on time. In an annual weeklong exercise, officials sail colorful rowing skiffs on the river to mark and tend the birds. It is stated that much tradition attends the process, including a ceremonial salute to the Queen, Seigneur of the Swans, at Windsor Castle that dates back to the 12th century.