As i was passing Martin Mere at the weekend, i called in to see if there was any sign of the Whooper Swans returning from Iceland, sadly there was only a few early arrivals, and the gloomy drizzly weather meant not a great photography day, but still managed a few shots
Early arrival Whooper feeding on potatoes
They reckon there are 12,000 Pink Footed Geese on the reserve at the moment, lots about on my visit, coming in to feed on the spuds!
I counted six Whoopers in total, but i am sure they will be arriving in great numbers fairly soon
A distant shot of a pair of Peregrine falcons resting
My favourite duck, the male Eider
Eider feeding frenzy
Red Crested Pochard