I've been waiting for a weekend with half decent weather to get along to Martin Mere in Lancashire. At this time of year the influx of geese and swans from other parts of the world has to be seen to be believed. Thousands of Pink-footed Geese make the trip here from colder climbs. Hundreds of Whooper Swans also arrive here, and these were what I specifically wanted to see.
I got lucky, as it was raining on my arrival, but not long after pitching up in the hide, the sun came out. It allowed me to get some decent shots of this really elegant looking bird. I may post some more pictures in the coming weeks, so apologies for that, but I love them.
oh these are really beautiful. the white swan, against the blue water and that gorgeous blue sky, perfection!!! your flight shots are just amazing!!!!ReplyDelete
i always gasp, when i see your header!!!
Yet more stunning photos.ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots! Wow ~ love the action shots and the very majestic 'show off' ~ Beautiful!ReplyDelete
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The Whooper Swan is beautiful! I love your flight shots, gorgeous.. Enjoy your new week!ReplyDelete
Your shots are amazing! The swans are so beautiful! And the flight shots are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
What could be nicer than a white bird on blue water! Great photos and the group of in-flight swans against the blue sky is especially great.ReplyDelete
some perfect captures!ReplyDelete
Lovely images! Pristine, crisp photography of beautiful subjects!ReplyDelete
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You are so lucky to be among so many of these regal birds. Your photos are amazing. Please post more.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos. Not often you see so many in flight!ReplyDelete
just beautiful, adam!ReplyDelete
Their bills are very distinctive from the swans we see her in Ontario.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos of a swan I have yet to see!
you did very well especially the flight picture and one jus after!
fantastic shots and this year I have just to seetReplyDelete
Whoop whoop!!!! Sweet shots! Love the flight piece the most. Unique take off!ReplyDelete
Your photos are just amazing! Especially love that third shot. Such beautiful geese!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous shots! The whooper swan is Finland's national bird, but I usually see the mute swan here.ReplyDelete
Wonderful birds and stunning photos.ReplyDelete
They are great pictures. All the Pink Footed Geese from Martin Mere have been flying over our ringing sites when I am in Lancashire at the weekends. From FindlayReplyDelete
really great shots of the whooper swan.ReplyDelete
Wow! These are fantastic shots! What a beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
Those swans are even mor special because of the beautiful patch of yellow. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
Oh, Wonderful and beautiful swans with gorgeous blue sky, aren't they♫♫♫ReplyDelete
Swans I see in the blog friends' pictures always make me feel sad as I miss them SO much which we used have in our city park. 400 of them were killed because of bird flu. I loved to see them since child :-)
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Adam, I am happy that the weather finally cooperated with you. The Swan images are wonderful~ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos of the lovely birds!ReplyDelete
You've captured some amazing shots of these elegant birds! The flight ones are my favorite.ReplyDelete
Great photos, very well captured :)ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous Swan! You've captured some wonderful shots here.ReplyDelete
Stunning in flight phtosReplyDelete
are their feet pink? i love how you capture the beauty of these birdsReplyDelete
Stunning birds and you've caught them so well - I look forward to seeing more pictures of them on #AnimalTalesReplyDelete