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