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Maternity Wing

By Karuma1970

Over in Osterley Park things are happening.

I looked back at my photos to find that it was April 10th when I posted the pictures of the swans who had just settled on their nest. I said Id keep an eye on them. Swan eggs incubate in 5 weeks so work it out for yourself. Yesterday this is what I found. They had emerged less than 24 hours earlier. On one of the photos there seems to be one or possibly two eggs unhatched.

A bit after I took these there was a downpour and I went back afterwards to check. The Maternity Wing was full and not a cygnet in sight. One by one they all emerged into the sunshine.

Tags: Swans Cygnets Osterley park Wildlife and nature

Voters: mike9005, TheURL, Badgerfred and 27 more

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TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2021 9:56AM
#4 = #1 Smile
19 May 2021 10:00AM
Lovely set Mike, V6 a slight favourite,
19 May 2021 10:28AM
Gorgeous series, proud parents with their brood.
19 May 2021 10:56AM
Definitely one egg in v4, Mike. A wonderful family set here. Love the fluffy cygnets!

Dave 🙂
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2021 11:19AM
Aww... A delightful family set.
Well seen. Isabel GrinGrinGrin
EG Plus
12 24 United Kingdom
19 May 2021 11:22AM
Absolutely fab and what a privilege to be allowed to take.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2021 12:23PM
Thank you for taking us back to see this lovely family Mike! Beautiful, nature at its finest!

IamDora 1 6 Canada
19 May 2021 1:20PM
And God help you if you get anywhere near them. Excellent captures.
19 May 2021 4:02PM
Well captured.
Thats a fabulous set Mike. How lovely to be able to watch them develop.

johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
19 May 2021 6:43PM
A lovely and very interesting set.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
19 May 2021 10:50PM
A beautiful set of thid dutiful mom and her little ones Mike !!
V 3 is my favorite.

20 May 2021 12:51PM
Delightful images. Enjoyed looking at these have the ahhhh factor. Debs

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