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« on: June 01, 2009, 10:13:29 am »

Or Swan and Swanlet...

I went to the local Nature Reserve yesterday afternoon, and whilst sitting in one of the hides waiting for something to happen, a family of swans snuck up out the other window... followed by me leaning out with the camera...











And swimming off again


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 07:47:41 pm »

Graet shots John. What are the odds the little one will survive with the other wildlife around there. Are there many predators? Terrible question but just curioius. We have quail on our property and every season out of the 10-12 chicks born it seems only maybe 4-5 survive, of course there is a big difference between living on land and water!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 08:00:54 am »

thanks Richard. I think the odds are pretty good that most of the brood will make it, it may look like only one, but there were 4 or 5 of them. There aren't many predators around there, the odd BoP that whizzes through. As for other predators, I think the wardens probably keep a watch out.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 03:49:39 pm »

Lovely set of images John, I really like the unusual angle in the first image, gives a different perspective on things. Great stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 05:01:59 pm »

Lovely shots. luv. the little one asleep lol.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 10:12:08 am »

Cheers guys.  John, it's not asleep, it was having a wash or scratch or something ...
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 07:12:51 pm »

Excellent shots John.
We had 5 cygnets at our local pond and now we're down to 4, I think the heron may have had something to do with it. He can certainly give the swans a scare. I've never seen a male mute with cygnets leg it so fast. I'll post some later.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 09:43:00 pm »

John..Maybe you could follow them for us as they grow.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 07:03:51 am »

Great series of pictures, thanks for sharing! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 08:18:46 am »

Thanks guys. JohnC.... if I get the chance to get back out there again, I'll see what I can do.
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