I have been longing to get back to Martin Mere to photograph the Whooper Swans before they start their long migration back to their summer breeding grounds in Iceland. I have been going to Martin Mere for a long time now and never tire of seeing these stunning birds. But as well as the Whoopers, Martin Mere is home to many other waterfowl and birds... here is a selection from this visit
Firstly the Whooper Swans
other Waterfowl included....
its that time of year for the mallards
Others included Little Egret
female Reed Bunting
Long Tailed Tit
The tractors were busy in the fields around Burscough, and ever the opportunists lots of Gulls picking up the exposed earthworms and other goodies