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Swans on Ellesmere Shropshire mere

Photos Ellesmere Shropshire Mere around the mere

Photos around Ellesmere Shropshire mere

ducks photos Ellesmere Shropshire mere

ducks on the mere

ellesmere mere suroundings in the park

Photos ellesmere Shropshire mere suroundings in the park

Reeds aroung the mere

Reeds aroung the mere

St Mary's Church across Ellesmere mere

St Mary’s Church across Ellesmere mere

A view from the Crimps Ellesmere Mere

A view from the Crimps Ellesmere Mere

Ellesmere Mere waterside

Ellesmere Mere waterside

Lovely walks around Ellesmere Mere

Lovely walks around Ellesmere Mere

Ducks swimming in the sunshine Ellesmere mere

Ducks swimming in the sunshine Ellesmere mere

Sun glistening on Ellesmere Mere

Sun glistening on Ellesmere Mere

St Mary's Church beside Ellesmere Mere

St Mary’s Church beside Ellesmere Mere

Beautiful trees around Ellesmere mere

Beautiful trees around Ellesmere mere

Tree overhanging 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.

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Swans on the mere with Cygnets

Ellesmere Shropshire Swans and Cygnets

Swans on Ellesmere mere with young Cygnets looking graceful and enjoying the beautiful weather and surroundings of Ellesmere mere.

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swans ellesmere shropshire

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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

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Ellesmere Shropshire mere

Ellesmere Shropshire mere a beautiful sunny day for a stroll around the mere Ellesmere has some lovely local scenery and is a peaceful place to visit and relax, see the swans and bird life around the mere. If you are thinking of visiting Ellesmere there are many places of interest and some lovely scenery and walks.

There is a great playing park area for  children, on sunny days there is no better place to have a picnic beside the mere with wonderful birds that frequent its waters.

There are 8 meres in total in and around Ellesmere where there are many activities from fishing, boating, bird watching and walking.

Ellesmere mere is famous for its Heron’s and there is a dedicated heron watch and telescope through which you can view them, along the front of the mere you can have refreshments in the boathouse restaurant or during the Summer months you can get ice creams drinks and refreshments from a kiosk that opens daily.

ellesmere mere park

The mere has a lovely park for children to play

birds at Ellesmere Mere

Birds love to greet you at the mere hoping for a bit of food

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Ellesmere mere is a lovely peaceful setting

swans ellesmere mere

Swans swimming along the mere

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Swans enjoying the sunshine on Ellesmere Mere

swans feeding Ellesmere Shropshire

Swans feeding in Ellesmere Shropshire Mere

ellesmere shropshire map

Ellesmere Shropshire mere side map

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