I always have my camera with me when I walk by the river but recently I've been walking with it in my hand rather than my pocket because the swans seem to be flying a lot recently and I want to capture them. Due to their size they make quite a noise when flying which provides a good trigger to get the camera ready and then try to focus on the correct bit of sky. They also make quite a splashing noise as the walk on water as they gather speed to take off.
Last week there were several swans who seemed to be flying up and down the river - perhaps they are youngsters practicing. It did mean that I had several opportunities to capture lift off, flight and the clumsy landing skid. In amongst the many out of focus / empty bit of sky / obscured photos I did find a set of 4 to share
Big thank you to everyone who is joining in with snap - I do enjoy looking at all your visual sets each week