Friday, 18 November 2016

Wonderful Whoopers

Recently I made a couple of visits to Martin Mere Wildfowl and WetlandsTrust.I had gone specifically to photograph the arrival of the whooper swans from Iceland.They usually arrive a little later than the pink footed geese and the numbers build up over the following weeks.They did arrive on time aided by the warm and settled weather we have recently enjoyed.

I usually make for the Hale hide as lots of potatoes are put down for the swans and geese in front of the hide.Nice flight shots of the swans can be obtained as they come into land in front of the hide.They also like to bathe and preen following their long journeys and make nice subjects for the camera.

Shown below are some of my better efforts with the camera and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did in taking them.Thanks for looking in and hopefully after the current unsettled and wintry weather goes away I will be able to bring you more from my wildlife exploits.


  1. lovely images Brian.....also my favourite hide to photograph them from...hope you are keeping well.

  2. Super blog about the Whoopers Brian,hope to see some on home soil in June!!