Monday, 24 January 2011

Looking for swans

An estuary five minutes from our house by car is home to around forty black swans. Today my husband drove me there, to see if I could get close enough to photograph them. It involved walking a way under a railway bridge and along the outside of the tracks, a somewhat boggy pathway, railway on one side, estuary on the other. I was thwarted in the attempt. There just wasn't a dry piece of land close enough.

On the way back, I stopped suddenly in my tracks to watch this adorable sparrow taking his afternoon bath. I went looking for swans and ended up with the sparrow. How very typical - wherever I go, these plain little birds give me so much joy.
© by Sparrowchatter 2011


Amin said...

Interesting place!
Beautiful moment for photo!(second photo)

ParisBreakfasts said...

I am crazy for Sparrows too.
To heck with Black Swans.
I couldn't sit through more than 20 minutes of that movie :(