Black swan ruffling feathers escaped from Donegal nature reserve

Friday 14 December 2012 16.30
Michele is to be reunited with her partner Barack
Michele is to be reunited with her partner Barack

A black swan which mysteriously turned up at a former reservoir in Belfast earlier this week has been traced back to Co Donegal.

The black swan, called Michele, ruffled a few feathers among the resident white swans and ducks when she set up home at the Waterworks, on the Antrim Road in north Belfast.

It has now been established that Michele had escaped from a nature reserve in Raphoe in Donegal, owned by London-based businessman Gerry Robinson, who was born in Dunfanaghy.

Michele is expected to be re-united with her partner Barack in Raphoe, later.

Black swans are native to Australia.

Keywords: black swan