Thursday, 5 August 2010

Birds of the day!

Went to Cannop Ponds and Woorgreen lake today with Katie from life in the forest. We were both pleased to see the Mute swan family doing so well this year. They have managed to raise all 7 of their cygnets which originally hatched without losing any. 

Sleepy Cygnet


"I have my eye on you"

Focusing on the one in front and the one in back does something interesting, typical.

Dad. Cob Mute swan. He was still being very vigilant and was always aware of what was going on around him. At one point a mother and two toddlers came up to them and she told the kids not to look at him or he would attack them. Not sure what she on about to be honest but made us both laugh.

Dad having a preen

Mum. Pen having a doze

A first for both of us Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

Little grebe juvenile 

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