Tranquility

It was a perfect winter’s day here in Aberystwyth. We awoke to a crisp frost which melted away to a glorious sunny day but still with that cold, bracing winter chill in the air. Down in the harbour the tide was high and the water looked dazzling in the morning light, creating beautiful reflections across…

Circle of life: Part II

My joy at discovering the Mute Swan cygnets a few days ago has now turned to sadness. Unfortunately when I caught up with the family again a few days ago it appears that two of the three cygnets have died. Like most baby birds cygnets are extremely vulnerable, particularly in the first few days and…

Circle of life

Finally, after months of impatient waiting the mute swan cygnets have arrived! After witnessing the adult mute swans mating in the harbour some months ago I have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to photograph this year’s babies. There were just three cygnets feeding with the parents, which seems like quite a small brood with…