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Saltholme swan

By oldgreyheron      
On Wednesday morning my wife and I visited the RSPB Saltholme reserve - yesterday's image shows a very small part of it in all its frozen glory (thankyou for all the votes and kind words). The birds had a somewhat different experience of the extensive waterscape as it was mainly frozen.

Here we have a (male?) mute swan on the ice. No it's not a gravel or other man-made surface: I don't quite know why the texture was as it is seen here. The view is taken from the Wildlife Watchpoint looking out on the Northern Reedbed.

It was a wonderful morning!
Mike

Tags: Tees Rspb Mute swan Estuary Wildlife and nature Saltholme Wildlife Watchpoint

Voters: Glyn1, 213hardy, mrswoolybill and 14 more


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17 Jan 2013 7:45PM
Can you tell me how long Saltholme has been in existence, I used to live near the Boro and I don't remember Saltholme at all...............thanks...........

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17 Jan 2013 8:07PM

Quote:Can you tell me how long Saltholme has been in existence, I used to live near the Boro and I don't remember Saltholme at all...............thanks...........


I've replied by direct message, but for anyone else interested, it has been open for four years now.

Mike
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:00PM
The swan looks so white against the snow.
Strange to see how shadows form also.
KateGrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
18 Jan 2013 6:43AM
Well exposed and captured, Mike, he must be wondering where his natural food source has gone Smile Carol
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Beautiful light and pose/moment you've captured here, Mike. And yeah, that doesn't look like ice, does it?? Bizarre.

Andrew

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