Number 8 of the 12 wild moments of 2012 has to be a project I took on over the spring and summer months when I found a pair of Swans near the Grebe nest from the previous post. It was a wonderful to be part of the family from nest building, eggs being laid, incubation, hatching and then the family growing and the cygnets being full size and thanks to them I can now speak fluent swan, Unfortunately the Female passed over away a few months ago down by the river but the good news is the Male is patrolling his territory looking for any passing females swans to come down and become his mate.
so no wonder he had a break from them for a while.
On Sunday I met the family and they swam around my kayak and followed behind and one cygnet seems to like pecking me on the arm I think this one he wanted some of my breakfast muffin which I happily shared with the family. After arriving they left to graze and sleep in a cattle field just as the sun came up to light up the water and burn off the early morning mist.
Thanks for reading
Some lovely shots Mike; and some lovely memories too.ReplyDelete
Thank you and hopefully more wildlife memories next year.ReplyDelete