Thursday, 7 June 2012

Swan update

Visited the swans today in the rain.  I was worried when I couldn't see them on the lake but there are 3 small lakes and when I walked across the road they were on the second one.  There is a tunnel that connects the lakes and they must have swum through it.  They were in the middle of the lake but when they saw me they swam over to me, maybe in the hope that I had food for them, sadly I didn't.   I stood on a small bridge to take photos and as I walked closer to them they started hissing at me.  They are very protective parents.

 There are five little cygnets and they were busy preening themselves just like mum and dad.  So much rain they need to keep their feathers in good condition to keep themselves waterproof.

Not the best of photos but when I tried to get round to the others side of them they didn't like it.  They can be very dangerous if you're not careful.  The bridge I  was on has only a top rail so they could easily have got out under it and attacked me.


fengirl said...

so sweet Sheila x

Donna said...

I could stand and watch them for hours! But as you said, they might not like that and would chase me away!