Just over 12 months ago a couple of swans became one. It is unclear what happened but the tarn ended up with one lonely beautiful swan.
She became pale and almost translucent and look so lonely. These 2 photographs are not black and white and I have not edited them.
And so it remained over winter and summer, but a few weeks ago, Mr Handsome flew in!
At the time I didn’t know if the lonely swan was male of female, but the new arrival is as tall dark and handsome as a white swan can be. And protective of his new found love. He patrols the tarn he and his lady reside on, and if Ellie dog gets too close, he comes across all feathers ruffled.
The female is smaller than the male and having had a quick google, I now know they are Mute swans.
And love is blossoming on the tarn, lets hope for signets next year… will keep you posted.