Where's Michael ....?
Just gone off on a nest finding expedition. Wondered if any of the half a dozen Mute Swans I'd glanced at on a local lough, back in March, may have been nesting.
Bit gutted to find just one, solitary swan floating about. Not a sign of another, let alone with a nest.
Only, as I scanned the far banks with the bin's, his beak caught my eye. Hundred yards later and that much closer; 100% cast iron Whooper!
So, on a scale of one to ten, where 'one' is " So what? Next ye'll be getting excited about Blackbirds. " and 'ten' is; " ", just how wrecked is it that this seemingly healthy individual's still here now?
Looked like a perfectly healthy, adult Whooper swan to me.