A young woman sitting on a riverside quay, watching a flock of white swans (Mute swan, Cygnus olor). behind her the river (Great Ouse) is spanned by a mediaeval stone bridge, with a chapel in the middle (Chapel of St Ledger), and an old timber-framed building at one end. St Ives; Huntingdonshire; Cambridgeshire; UK
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A regular sight in and beside the River Stour at Mistley, Essex are dozens, often hundreds of mute swans (cygnus olor). Some are seen here sharing the river with mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and a few gulls.