The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159487 Message #3916839
Posted By: Senoufou
12-Apr-18 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: Spring is here
Subject: RE: BS: Spring is here
Sorry keberoxu, I've just seen your question about the Mad Swans.
No, it's a bit early as yet. Their cygnets start walking around mid-May. But Wroxham (we were there yesterday) is absolutely thronged with swans. More than I've ever seen. There were quite a few coach tours (from oop North) having their packed lunches at the picnic tables, and the inevitable mugging by aggressive and hungry swans was in full swing. Really funny!
In our village, the fields are completely under water and look like lakes. The real lakes have joined up, so all the water birds are having a great time. The farmers, not so much...
I've noticed lots of fields that aren't flooded being prepared for potatoes. (deep furrows) Good choice, as spuds love rain.
Our pair of wood pigeons that seem to get fatter and fatter (husband loves them and is always feeding them) have started their very loud "doo, doo, doo-doo DOOOO!" at dawn. He's not quite so keen on them now!