This field has had the entire crop of the sugar beet harvested and taken away to the sugar beet factory at Whissington and now those opportunist winter visitors from colder climes, the swans, have homed in on a magnificent free feast of chopped up sugar beet tops. What a salad.
This view shows only one small section of the field and over the whole area there must have been four or five times as many swans as there are in this photograph.
They are going to have to set about the feast in a methodical way to take advantage of the food on offer because by the end of the week it will be ploughed and harrowed and probably drilled with winter wheat.
Agriculture never stops, just like the swans and at least the swans are putting some fertiliser down for the farmer.