A few from a vast flock of Brent geese
Sandpiper and herring gull
We have lift-off – almost!
The waterfowl were enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the reservoir.
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The rippling reflections of a moored boat create interesting patterns and textures that contrast with the smooth, graceful movement of the swan.
We think of the swan as probably the most elegant of birds, and there is a grace about the swan that suggests it is is aware of its aristocratic status. But beauty and elegance require constant attention to detail, and this proud bird can regularly be found in some quiet corner of the reservoir preening and cleaning.
The swan was intent on chasing away the intruder. The ducks just couldn’t watch the carnage!