The seasons clashed down on the patch this morning. The Lune estuary whooper swan was below the pylons basking in the warmth of the morning sun. Do they normally migrate in family parties? If so, I wonder what happened to the poor thing for it decide to head south so soon? There were plenty of birds present still with a significant proportion of their migration trip ahead of them. 20 chiffchaffs were round the sewerage works with a couple of willow warblers and a blackcap. 30 swallows, 6 house martin and 8 linnets were also present.