Why are swans flocking to this reservoir in the Ukrainian winter?
They are enjoying the warm waters
from a nearby nuclear power plant
Location: Near Ostroh, Ukraine
The Khmelnytskyi plant uses the water for cooling
and the lake is never below 50°F
(SOUNDBITE) NATIONAL PARK HEAD OF SCIENCE, OKSANA HOLOVKO, SAYING:"Swans from other countries also come here. Birds from northern countries, which usually fly to the south, make a stop at the cooling reservoir. There is no need to make an extra effort to get to the Black Sea as the birds feel comfortable here."