Across Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels are a series of flat fields. Each field seems to have been assigned its own type of bird. One field for the cattle egrets, one for the whooper swans, one for lapwings, one for the pigeons – and one for hundreds of mute swans.
Just outside the Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve, in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor and a line of pylons, is a special field full of mute swans. They love the long grass in this field.
At dawn swans fly in from the all around the area to gather in this one field for the day.
Not every landing is elegant. The finally few feet being a controlled fall to the ground, while trying to look cool.
Once landed it is time to shake those wings…
Then take a few deep breaths of the cold winter air, relax and enjoy the companion of your fellow swans for the day.
By early morning the field is full of swans.