Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Whooper Swan–Caerlaverock–WBW

Whooper Swan - Caerlaverock by nmonckton
Whooper Swan - Caerlaverock, a photo by nmonckton on Flickr.

The tail end of winter had a bit of a sting in this part of the UK so I thought I'd make a trip to Caerlaverock to see if any geese or swans were willing to have their photo taken. Geese there were none, but this Hooper Swan was one of many making use of the free buffet provided by the reserve staff every day.

I do love the way these birds appear brilliant white - until you photograph them against snow!

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Amanda said...

Ha! he/she does look rather dirty. Very striking still though.

Neil said...

There are many shades of white, nice photo.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Beautiful picture ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Stewart M said...

Put white on white and you find out that one of them is not.

Any barn owls?

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.


Dianne said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Hooper swan before .... a lovely shade of creamy white and I'm sure well worth you trip to Caerlaverock.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Stewart M said...

Hi there (again) - the pink-eared duck moves about is search of water - so they were probably all at the Prom by the time you were in Perth!!