Photos around Ellesmere Shropshire mere
ducks on the mere
Photos ellesmere Shropshire mere suroundings in the park
Reeds aroung the mere
St Mary’s Church across Ellesmere mere
A view from the Crimps Ellesmere Mere
Ellesmere Mere waterside
Lovely walks around Ellesmere Mere
Ducks swimming in the sunshine Ellesmere mere
Sun glistening on Ellesmere Mere
St Mary’s Church beside Ellesmere Mere
Beautiful trees around Ellesmere mere
Tree overhanging Ellesmere mere
Photos Ellesmere Shropshire Mere – A beautiful place to visit
Ellesmere mere a beautiful place for visitors see the natural waters and surroundings perfect for nature walks or just a lovely day out, photos taken around Ellesmere Shropshire mere.
Birds Ellesmere Shropshire Mere
Birds Ellesmere Shropshire mere mallard duck male
Birds Ellesmere Shropshire Canadian goose
Mallard Duck female Birds Ellesmere Shropshire Mere
Swans Ellesmere Shropshire
Beautiful wildlife around Ellesmere Mere
Ellesmere Shropshire Swans and Cygnets
Swans on Ellesmere mere with young Cygnets looking graceful and enjoying the beautiful weather and surroundings of Ellesmere mere.
swans ellesmere shropshire
The swans are the largest members of the waterfowl family Anatidae, and are among the largest flying birds. The largest species, including the mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach a length of over 1.5 m (59 in) and weigh over 15 kg (33 lb). Their wingspans can be over 3.1 m (10 ft). Compared to the closely related geese, they are much larger and have proportionally larger feet and necks. Adults also have a patch of un-feathered skin between the eyes and bill. The sexes are alike in plumage, but males are generally bigger and heavier than females.
The Northern Hemisphere species of swan have pure white plumage but the Southern Hemisphere species are mixed black and white. The Australian black swan (Cygnus atratus) is completely black except for the white flight feathers on its wings; the chicks of black swans are light grey. The South American black-necked swan has a white body with a black neck.
The legs of swans are normally a dark blackish grey colour, except for the two South American species, which have pink legs. Bill colour varies: the four subarctic species have black bills with varying amounts of yellow, and all the others are patterned red and black. Although birds do not have teeth, swans have beaks with serrated edges that look like small jagged ‘teeth’ as part of their beaks used for catching and eating aquatic plants and algae, but also molluscs, small fish, frogs and worms. The mute swan and black-necked swan have lumps at the base of their bills on the upper mandible