Swan Family Visits

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Posted by RustonHouse RustonHouse
After the surprise of seeing the cygnets Riding Their Parent's Backs last month today they were back again.

Swan Family Visit
When I first saw them it seemed that the parents were trying to encourage them out of the lake as they were on the bank where they usually cross to the dyke at the side of our grounds...

Swan Family Visit
... but they gave up on that and rejoined them in the water.

Swan Family Visit
At one point I thought the cob might be concerned about my presence on the decking and was going to try to chase me away.

Swan Family Visit
However, as he got closer he seemed to relax and took more interest in search for a bite to eat.

The sad bit is that they seem to have lost two of their brood already!