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Nest Building

By SUE118
Morning all. I had a lovely surpriseSmile when I went to work yesterday at Ornamental Lake. My swans I call them my swans building a nest. I've never seen this happen before and it was lovely. One can see the love from the male to his mate ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Anyway it was great to witness and I certainly got to work with a huge smile on my face. The only problem is that they've built their nest near a fishing platform and path so in a way I'm hoping they may change their minds and go somewhere else where it will be a lot safer for them and their family. I'll keep you posted.

Sue

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
4 Apr 2013 7:34AM
What a great time is awaiting you Sue - following the process to the end when those babies appear Smile I trust they will be safe !! Enjoy the journey !!

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debu 6 India
4 Apr 2013 7:38AM
Nicely captured.
debu
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:39AM
A lovely optimistic observation. Maybe they can close the fishing platform until the cygnets are old enough not to be threatened. Contact the RSPB for advice.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
4 Apr 2013 7:41AM
A lovelt sight, Sue, I do hope they can successfully raise a brood without any problems. Carol
johnke 3 223 15
4 Apr 2013 7:57AM
A beautiful image and capture Sue...John
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
4 Apr 2013 8:26AM
A great capture, he does look so proud of herGrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 Apr 2013 8:29AM
That time of year ( hopefully warm soon !!) Sue.
Ron.
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:05AM
Lovely image Sue, well spotted and captured

Hugh
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:45AM
A beautiful scene wonderfully captured Sue.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
4 Apr 2013 11:32AM
you will find they will stay....
I have followed the same couple 3 years now ... and cant believe they have opted for the same place every year
All sorts of things to stiop them ... but stay they have
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
4 Apr 2013 12:00PM
Unbounding love for each other Sue, great capture!

Regards

Trev.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
4 Apr 2013 12:19PM
Very romantic, as Swans always are.

Ann
great capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
4 Apr 2013 8:18PM
Very nice shot, Sue.
lesliea 7 2 Australia
5 Apr 2013 9:21AM
Beautiful image Sue well captured
Allen,Smile

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