The River Avon at Stratford is well-known for the large gatherings of mute swans. (In fact one of the auditoriums inside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is called the Swan theatre.) The lawns around the theatre are covered in feathers. This seems to be where the birds do their preening.
It was such a dull day that capturing the river attractively proved to be difficult. A black and white conversion brings a bit of cohesion to the scene, taken from the terrace outside the theatre. There were not many people braving the slightly choppy water in rowing boats.