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What kept you?

By Karuma1970

In yesterday’s photos you may have noticed one, or maybe two, unhatched eggs. Today we have a new arrival. While his siblings are moving around and even taking to the water he has just emerged from his egg and is struggling to even sit up.

One of the pictures shows another egg which is seriously cracked. I can’t decide what to make of this. It could be the remains of the egg which was the home of our new arrival. If not, it could signal the arrival of yet another cygnet or it may have been damaged. The swan was no longer settled all the time so that could be a sign that things had gone wrong or would go wrong with this last egg.

Tags: Swan Cygnets Osterley park Wildlife and nature

Voters: TheURL, RLF, mike9005 and 34 more

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TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2021 10:13AM
These are lovely - #7 = #1
PhilT2 Plus
11 566 32 England
20 May 2021 10:48AM
Lovely set of images
20 May 2021 11:40AM
Beautiful set here, lovely to see. v.7 if I had to choose.

Dave 🙂
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
20 May 2021 11:45AM
I do hope the new 'ugly duckling' does well. A set of beautiful and interesting images.

20 May 2021 11:48AM
Beautiful set there
20 May 2021 12:12PM
Gorgeous series they look so cute.
20 May 2021 12:23PM
Oh what a joy to see these cute little babies. Wonderful images. Debs
That’s a beautiful set Mike. I love the new cygnet. I hope he fluffs up before the rain starts. I hope you’re going tomorrow too. We all want to know what happens next. 😉

IamDora 1 6 Canada
20 May 2021 2:01PM
V7 is such a fantastic composition! The lead is terrific as well. Could be these were the last eggs laid and needed that extra time. Or maybe the last one was not fertilized. Time will tell if there's another peaking it's way out.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
20 May 2021 2:16PM
A lovely set of adorable goslings.
20 May 2021 2:24PM
Delightful set
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
20 May 2021 2:57PM
V7 stands out here for me Mike. Good set of images.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
20 May 2021 3:28PM
All fabulous images and love V7! Thank you so much for sharing these Mike! Lovely captures.

20 May 2021 4:01PM
Lovely images.
20 May 2021 4:02PM
Adorable Mike
Love these images especially version 7
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
20 May 2021 6:30PM
A well taken set full of the aahhh factor.Smile
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
20 May 2021 6:54PM
Really nice images Mike !!
V 7 & 8 are my favorites.

20 May 2021 7:20PM
Beautiful set of shots Congratulations...
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
20 May 2021 10:46PM
a great set Mike, and has the cute factor to then
21 May 2021 10:42PM
What a delightful set...Lin

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