Sunday 1 April 2012: Swan
Back home after a week away. With the long evenings I popped down to the local nature reserve with the long lens. A couple of unexpected pictures of hot air balloons going overhead, and some failed attempts at shooting midges... There were even a group of 5-6 mallard drakes being aggressively friendly with a mallard hen. Spring must be here.
A couple of young swans were being quite inquisitive allowing for some good shots. They haven't quite got their full white plumage and the bills have not yet taken on the bright orange, which in some ways makes them more interesting.
For those interested, here are links to the back-blips uploaded today from a week up in the lake district:
Sunday 25 March 2012: On the beach
Monday 26 March 2012: On the rails
Tuesday 27 March 2012: The sky at night
Wednesday 28 March 2012: Across the mountains
Thursday 29 March 2012: Sea Groynes
Friday 30 March 2012: Kirk Fell
Saturday 31 March 2012: Leaving the lakes