Welney, in Norfolk, takes in 1,000 acres of the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes – Britain’s largest area of seasonally-flooded land and the setting for one of the most magical events in the UK’s nature calendar - mass winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.
The Bewick Swans had apparently left for their return migration during the last week, but there were still good numbers of Whooper Swans around. Many were feeding out in the fields but at least fifty were viewable from the hides with most being very close. It was too easy to take portrait shots of them, so I had a go at a few action shots!
|Arriving in formation|
|Touch down and the Pochards scatter, just in time!|