Tuesday 28 May 2013

Sadness at the Swan nest

After 24 hours of heavy rain and seeing the Fox I decided to kayak to the Swans nest and what I found was heart breaking. All the Cygnets had passed away probably due to Snow being overprotective and not allowing her young to feed due to the threats from the Fox and the rain and wind we had.
A sad scene but Nature can be cruel and always balances out
 The last egg which I think was rotten as Flash remained incubating 2 days after the other cygnets hatched and died.
 Either they pair will have a rest and build up there condition after losing body weight working on there previous attempt but then they may try again in a few weeks or that's there nesting season over for the year.

Only time will tell....



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