While leaning on a (locked) gate I noticed this family of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) swimming in one of the ditches. I rather liked the shape of the image, with the birds cutting their way through the floating plants. It also reminded me of a lot of the drainage ditches that are found in Somerset, where I was born.
The Black Swans scientific name means 'swans in mourning' - a reference to their colour rather their state of mind I think!
They are a very distinctive bird which I never really tire of seeing.