After a week of solid deluge across the country it was nice to wake on a Sunday morning to sunshine and a slight frost, tendrils of mist hanging atop the rivers surface and the surrounding water meadows. The swollen river is pretty quiet this time of year with water sources everywhere even the water meadows are pretty lacking in Ducks and Snipe.
The one species we seem to have gained in huge numbers is the Mute Swan, the wintering Swan herd has grown to 26 on the last count, enjoying the shallow flood water between the two rivers. Half a dozen or so Greylags also seem to enjoy feeding on the lush grass.
The bright glow of the morning sun and the hanging mist gave a gorgeous diffused light, highlighting a pair of Swans on the river as well as making the landscape quite eerie and dramatic.
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|Mute Swan Pair|
|Misty Water Meadow Tree|