There used to be a swan sanctuary in Mistley so you always get a large selection of swans marching around on the road side but it was these greylag geese (Anser anser) that I particularly enjoyed this lunchtime.
This was a bit odd as it didn’t appear to be raining anywhere, indeed there were very few clouds around at all, as you can see…
Mistley Towers are the twin towers of all that’s left of the now demolished Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Mistley in Essex. I had no idea such a thing existed so it was quite a surprise when I saw this for the first time on my last visit to Mistley a few weeks ago.
I wasn’t actually planning to come here but ended up having a bit of a drive around at lunchtime and somehow gravitated here.
Back to work after my short break and I popped across the River Stour to Mistley which is adjacent to Manningtree.
I had no idea there were so many swans here – in this picture you can only see a tiny fraction of the swans that are in the area…literally hundreds
…at least for a couple of days over the weekend 😉
OK – I know I have done one or two from this field over the last week or two. I like this one because using the 70-200mm (at 200mm) has compressed the background nicely meaning you can see the boats and that lovely church spire on the far bank.