Sunday, 3 January 2010

Melverley Green – Whoopers galore

I had a feeling this was going to be a good day! Not sure why, but even without birds, the blue sky and lack of wind chill meant that the 0'C maximum felt much warmer! It was -6'C when I defrosted the car at 8.30 though!!

First stop was at Melverley Green and the wintering Whooper Swans - a regular early January treat! I estimated 25 including juveniles plus a couple of Mute swans although this was not easy as they moved about and fed in the undulations of the field.

Eventually, showing well and not taking much notice of me!

Some nice family groups...

The lure of more Gulls was to prove irresistible however and mid morning, I set off for Priorslee......