Monday, 28 December 2015

Signs of Spring December 2015


This Is Snow an Adult Female mute Swan she was at the 
swan gathering point this morning and there is great news, She has been bonding 
and has mated with a New Male. I noticed there Behavours everytime i see a Mute swan doing Courtship as first they go into a Love Heart then continue to Bond 
then Finally Mate.

The Life of Spring is Just around the corner Found and
Photographed lots signs of Spring on my wildlife patch today. The 
photo above is called lambs tails means spring is just around the corner.

Wild Garlic Starting to Appear on down on by River
Love the smell in the summer as when it flowers I can 
get Macro Photos of them. 

The Sun Started to rise about the cloud of Orange 
and Yellow ,It looked stunning when I was was not
taking the photo.

 Mute Swan Snow Doing courtship splashing through the water.
A large flock of Starlings gathering on a field feeding on all the 
insects

A Wren singing on a tree branch down on the canal So Beautiful to 
hear all birds sing once again.

A Beautiful Female Mute Swan on the canal. Named Polly.
Paired with a 2nd Year Male named Max.

Lambs Tails , Sign of spring around the corner.
 New Stinging nettles starting to all grow.

A Tiny bit of energy will go a long way.

Best wishes 
Ryan 

 
 


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Nature Photography Day 1 of 2015

Buzzard Perching high in a Tree

Jackdaw Perched on a Rock
Wood pigeon Spotted a Sparrowhawk Flying through 
the tree line.
      
 Garlic Buds start to Re open with the Mild spring

Great Crested Grebe defending his territory
from arrivals 
 
 
 
 Best Wishes 

Ryan
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 14 December 2015

Merry Christmas From Swanwatch



Merry Christmas been a fab 2015
Look forward to all your Sightings and Photos in the New Year


Best Wishes 

Have a Happy New Year 
Ryan

Sunday, 15 November 2015

My Love of drawing Begins

My first Mute Swan Drawing I have another Photo
where I have added the details and the colour.

Cheers Ryan 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Some of my Favourite Photo's


I took this Photo at Westport lake I adore this Place and its only 5.1 from
where my Girlfriend Lives. I go there twice a week to get my data. As you can see
in the photo the Juvenile is hunched down as there was massive downpour over 
the lake ,I on the other hand was stood under a tree and drenched top to bottom.
I decided I would run as fast as I could to the cafe part and I made it. 
I bought myself a cup of tea as it was only £1.45 and I could sit near the window and look over the 
lake and see the three juveniles being chased by a pair of mute Swans.
 
But before the downpour I was very pleased with this photo I had 
managed to get of 1/3 Juvenile Mute Swans Coming into land on the lake.

Autumnal Change as more mute Swans are now 
are moving around place to place to there autumn and Winter feeding grounds. I took 
this when I was on my way to Westport lake to collect my Swan Data.

This was after the storm Teritorrial downpour , Blue skies and an 
a stunning Sunset. I love this reflection as it shows the beauty of
mute swan in the water.
A Beautiful Male Mute Swan having a Splash of a time
in the beautiful clear skies. 

I love coming to the Middlewich Swan Gathering Point as I love 
going on a walk and getting some Peace and Quiet from annoying people that Moan and tell 
rumors that are not even true.
 
So turn your frown upside down and Smile 
Have a Fab Week Everyone 

Cheers again
Ryan 

 


Friday, 2 October 2015

A Quick walk to swan Gathering Point Before I go to Staffordshire



Long time since ive written a Blog post but I'm back and starting to write updates so 
here we go

Went to check on the Mute Swan Gathering Point last Sunday and I was looking 
forward to checking them there for was 8 in that day, So I got my Swanwatch 
Book Out and Started writing down the Numbers on rings.I Noticed that the local 
swan group of Middlewich seems to have moved the swans further up the canal 
Proberly to make me think that there are no swan's about. Well They got that Wrong.
As I walking past I noticed the Middlewich Swan Group Members had not put the Bird Seed down on the bank for swans, if there was it should be Placed in the Water Not on the bank as it can Damage the Mute Swans Beaks and Also I always advise people to feed in the water. 
I Noticed then when i looked into the bush That they been placing the Seed in the Bush. and Noticed from the Photo above that they are feeding the rats.
 I remeber when i was stood recording the swans , and I said to 
one of them I suggest you stop placing the Bird Seed in them Bushes over there 
she turns around and said there not rats there Water Voles.Well I got photo's of this to Prove that they are not water Voles they are Big and Baby and Pregnant Rats. I understand them feeding the Swans but Rats carry disese and if a kid falls over 
and hurts hand its going to get infected and this is on a canal.

A Few Photo's of the Rats that have been Fed, There must be about 50+ 
in  the bushes.

Cheers for Reading 
Ryan