It was around 14:00 when I noticed that an adult male swan was now cruising the lake and I managed to take this photo as it came through from the cottages side as the geese were inspecting the Duck House.
The geese seem more interested in the Duck House this year
. Whether that has anything to do with having cleared the nearby reeds this year remains to be seen. You'll notice that the water level is high as none of the ramp at the entrance to the Duck House is visible.