I've not really said too much about the muddy swans just recently.
Here they are, George & Mildred with last year's cygnets Dib, Dab and Dob, fit, fat and flourishing.
The bloke you can see in the picture with the swans is a regular on the creek. He digs for bait for the local fishing shops, lugworm and the awful ragworm (worm's aren't supposed to bite) are what he and the swans are after.
He says he has been feeding the swans for years, they hang about and wait for him when he's about. They don't do that with any of the other bait diggers I see about the place.
Time is flying by so fast, it's getting to that time of year when George and Mildred will start nesting, so I'll need to be finished working up forward, near the nest, so as not to disturb them.
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