Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Winter is here

The year is starting to wind itself up, the evenings are getting darker earlier, there is a distinct nip in the air, the leaves are turning and falling from the trees and the Whooper Swans have started to arrive.

The 'swaniest' of swans has just started to make an appearance on the local patch, not in any great numbers as of yet, but there were 19 of these lovely creatures on the River Welland today.



Just two of the nineteen on show before they all took to the air as one and disappeared into the sunset.

12 comments:

  1. Love the Whooper Swans, they are superb.

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    1. Thanks Bob, they are lovely birds.
      J

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  2. The same happen to me last year John. I arrived at the bend in the river about a mile East of the water tower and there was as group that took off just after I snatched a few shots. Definitely my favourite Swan.

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    1. Have to agree with you Roy, they are mine too. These were a bit closer to the water tower, but not for long!
      J

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  3. Hi John...What's with this winter talk..bite your tongue young man for using those three dirty words..LOL!!
    I love the Swans, and I have never seen one let alone 19 not even in a park or any other place, and probably never will!!
    Lovely shot's!!
    Grace

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    1. Sorry Grace, do forgive me ;)
      I don't know, you may see them one day, they do occasionally turn up in the States (I think).
      J

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  4. Wonderful birds to see John I usually have a trip up to Martin Mere at this time of year to see them and thousands of Pink footed Geese.

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    1. They are lovely to see, but their arrival does mean that Winter is on its way! We get thousands of Pink feet on the Norfolk coast, lots of which have arrived already.
      J

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  5. Still waiting to see my first of the year John.
    Lovely swans.

    Read through your previous posts; some cracking birds there.

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    1. These were my first Keith, but I am sure not the last!
      I have been fortunate in seeing some good birds lately.
      J

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