While I was watching the birds from the East Hide at Birchwood Pool I saw a bit of a commotion going on with the Mute Swans at the far end of the pool.
Only when it all calmed down did I see a pair of Black Swans heading towards me... I assume a bit of a territorial battle had been going on.
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Black Swans are native to Australia and birds in the UK are usually escapees from ornamental gardens.
I saw (and filmed) a single Black Swan here at Moore twelve months ago.
I have had a pair on my local patch for the last few years only to lose one during the harsh winter of 2010/11... so is one of these my local bird... I will try to find out.
Not a common sight in the UK they are beautiful swans to watch.
"you dancing? ..... "you asking?"
They were so graceful as they put on a display of...
Beautiful birds to watch...
... and a lovely end to my trip to Moore.