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Simon Downham, Rosalyn Hilborne, Ecobird, Liliane LR and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo

21 comments - The latest ones
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo de cette scène. Nicole.
9 months ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
Excellent !
9 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Form an orderly like chaps, not a chance !
Excellent capture Maurice like the way food excitement has churned up the water and how the swans have pushed to the front.
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thanks Roger, These are Mute swans but not shown here the Whooper swans tend to hang back until enough feed has been spread for all. Ducks apparently have no natural enemies so they get in where they can.
9 months ago.
Jean club
A lovely shot. They are not backward in coming forward, Especially the swans.
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club has replied to Jean club
Thanks Jean, Just a small gathering here, the warden is actually standing on the footpath. Next month I will be there for the Breakfast event at 6am when upwards of 800 swans will have gathered waiting for the sunrise when they will go off to the fields to gorge on the harvested Sugar beat tops then return again at sunset. They do this to fatten up ready for the return journey to the breeding grounds in Iceland, northern Europe and Russia early March.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
Jean club has replied to HappySnapper club
Thanks for the interesting information. It sounds a bit like the geese on Loch Leven who overwinter there. They fly out at dawn to feed and back at dusk. They often pass overhead. I love to hear then calling.
9 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
I'm surprised by the lack of seagulls , they only get bread at Groby Pool !!
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club has replied to Peter Castell club
Hello Peter, I'm not absolutely sure but I don't think Gulls are diving birds, just surface feeders. Not many Gulls at Welney anyway, a few Black Backed gulls which are mainly scavengers from the surrounding agriculture and landfill sites.
9 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Jolie scène !
9 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Lovely bird image Maurice.
9 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
At least the birds are having good food. I hope the bread throwers don't turn up afterwards.
9 months ago.
Ecobird club
Oh I love this Maurice. What a terrific shot! They are obviously used to being fed like this. Happy New Year to you. Best wishes for 2020
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club has replied to Ecobird club
Thanks Carol, afraid this picture does not do justice to what was in front of me, It is times like this I miss the old 150mm-600mm. There were a few more swans ducks and geese just all waiting their turn but I still haven't got use to this new camera at only 300mm and I'm finding the lens disappointingly slow in this poor light to get any meaningful shots. My success rate is about 10% I guess.
9 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Ha ha, great picture Maurice. Reading your reply to Jean, I look forward to those pictures as well !
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks Rosalyn, the same but evening event is on at Slimbridge in February but unfortunately sold out.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Somebody is keen on water-fowl feeding here. Never seen it done like that before. Normally just a few kids with their mummy does the job!
9 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Thanks Herb, Throughout January and February It's a daily thing at the WWT, I'm not sure why they do it though.
9 months ago.
 Betty JW
Betty JW club
Hope there'should enough food to go around. Enjoyed in "Birds, Butterflies, Blooms, Dragonflies".
9 months ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
Still flooded there then Maurice! Feeding times can be frenetic when the birds are used to it too.
9 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
just watching TV and it was this very scene included in the BBC 2. A Wild Year, The Fens
3 months ago.

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