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Anne and I have kept a close watch on the nest and today we were pleased to see the emergence of six cygnets.

Left the nest


First time on the water


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Re: Left the nest

The cygnets are now growing fast the wings need catching up

Im four weeks old


Cygnets meet duck


Up but not away


...and the good news is the parents have kept the six.

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I like this continuation series, Barr1e.

Looked like a little bullying going on between the two cygnets and the Mallard
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Re: Left the nest

We have been keeping an eye on another family of swans about a mile away from those seen earlier in the series. Out of five cygnets hatched the one below is the only survivor. They seem to have moved about 3/400 metres away from the nest site as it is possible a fox, magpie, pike or heron discovered the original nest.

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I particularly like that one, Barr1e.
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That solo cygnet is absolutely stunning Barrie
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