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

A family of swans is in residence on Doctors Pond in Dunmow at the moment. The adult and five signets are very tame and, as soon as they saw me, approached me to be fed…sadly for them I had nothing for them, it is clear though that they are being well looked after by the visitors to Doctors Pond. The ducks completely ignore them 😉