In October and November Whooper Swans arrive in their thousands at the WWT reserve at Martin Mere in Lancashire. As we found out on an icy day out on Boxing Day, they are quite a spectacle at feeding time.
I'm a university teacher, writer and editor, based in Lancashire in the UK. My most recent book is 'Cain's: The Story of Liverpool in a Pint', a 200-year history of Liverpool's famous Robert Cain brewery.
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