Monday, 16 March 2015

Cleared for take off ............

What a great sight and noise it is when a Mute Swan decides to get airborne, apart from the flapping noise as its wings beat against the surface of the water it has to sprint like Linford Cristie to get up to take off speed.

This image shows the splashes as its webbed feet flail the surface of the water to assist overcoming gravity and getting airborne which is not easy for one of our biggest birds, magnificent.   

1 comment:

  1. There's only one other bird I could sit with my eyes closed and know what it is from it's take off from water, the Shoveller. Have a listen next time you're out.