Someone asked if I was looking for anything; I said was hoping on the swans, but they told me I was 'too late' that they're out 'much earlier'. Well as luck would have it, when passing someone else further along the track, they said 'the swans are up there...'
Seems having a camera rewards you privvy to good tip-offs sometimes. I still struggle with the glare from the water; maybe I should be looking for a polariser/filter? Have made some minor post-pic adjustments to try and level out the worst of it.
I had thought for a while that I must just take my eye away from the viewfinder to stop and count the number of swans but I was so wrapped up in getting the snaps that I forgot. Maybe twenty ... What I really did enjoy in the quiet of the morning, away from any traffic noise, was hearing the swans gently honking. It was as if they were talking to one another, and I'm sure they were. Wish I knew what they were saying; that's asking a bit much I know.
And, I did mention the silver-gulls, so a quick pic to finish off this post.