these photos of swan families. Last October I used another one that you can see here.
So I thought I'd find out a bit more about swans. And now I have enough material for a couple of articles.
I've learnt about the mute swans that live here all year round and the Berwicks and Whoopers that visit between October and March; I've learnt more about them being the royal birds that belong to the queen, and why; and why the practice of swan-upping is still carried out today. I can also recall visits to the Abbotsbury Swannery here in Dorset.
All grist to the mill of a writer. Blogging is definitely useful to this one.