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Great expectations

By Karuma1970
A pair of swans have built a nest in the same place for the last couple of years so Iíve been looking out for it to happen again. Last yearís remnants were looking as if a hurricane had gone through and then about ten days ago they started repairs. Now one of them is permanently in place on the impeccably restored nest.
Iím not sure if the eggs have been laid yet but if they have one or other of them will be incubating them at all times for about five weeks before they hatch. The swan on the nest three days ago seemed to be very sleepy but today was much more alert. Make of that what you will and check in again on a Saturday towards the end of May and perhaps Iíll have something to report.

Tags: Swans Nest Wildlife and nature

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Comments


10 Apr 2021 10:02AM
Fine set Mike,
Fred.
10 Apr 2021 10:24AM
Three well taken 'watch this space' images, Mike.

RichardSmile
10 Apr 2021 10:28AM
Lovely set here Mike, look forward to future postings. Beautiful birds.

Dave 🙂
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 11:05AM
You have to keep us updated Mike, Lovely set of images.

Kath
10 Apr 2021 11:44AM
Beautiful image Mike cant wait to see the little ones.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
10 Apr 2021 2:19PM
A lovely set Mike !
judee 1 Canada
10 Apr 2021 4:07PM
Cozy shot.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2021 4:58PM
Well seen, lovely to see it nesting...
Excellent imagery, Isabel GrinGrin
10 Apr 2021 6:25PM
Oh how wonderful. Lovely images hope you get some images of the little ones. Debs
10 Apr 2021 6:49PM
Fabulous Mike. Iím looking forward to seeing newborn babies. Even if it means you camping out! 😉

Karen
IamDora 1 6 Canada
10 Apr 2021 7:36PM
Well, average 7 eggs which takes about 2 weeks to lay; then 6 weeks to hatch. The female sets the nest; the male stands guard. She could be bored. Walt Disney would have her knitting booties.
11 Apr 2021 4:35AM
Nice set, Mike. On the Chesapeake Bay, we have had too many mite swans...so what has been done with them is to,oil the eggs....they can't breathe and the embryos die, but they keep,sitting. Population control.

Peter
johnke Plus
9 231 17 England
11 Apr 2021 8:27AM
A wonderful Set Mike and interesting to see, I have not seen this since I was very young

Thank you for sharing....John
11 Apr 2021 9:10AM
Great set with lots of detail. Well done on these.
Nathan

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