Saturday, November 03, 2007

Swanning about on the river

The estuary of the River Garnock which flows into the Firth of Clyde at Irvine was teeming with bird life. In addition to these mute swans there were also whooper swans just in from Iceland. Flocks of peewits filled the skies with their effortless swirling and fluttering flight.

In comparison to the peewits, the swan's flight is like a miracle of heavy engineering.

What a magnificent sight!