February 7th – I have a new pair of pals and I’ve called them Arnold and Flossie.
This pair of young swan mates have been hanging about the canal at Bentley Bridge, between Pleck and Darlaston for a few weeks now and are surprisingly tolerant of human company.
I suspect they may well nest this year, which would be nice to see.
On this windy but otherwise pleasant, sunny morning they were both dozing on the towpath, out sheltering out of the wind when I stopped. They both listened while I talked to them and they allowed me to take photos without too much grumping.
I look forward top seeing more of these gorgeous characters in coming months.