Friday, 8 May 2015

Slapton Ley

Thursday 7 may 2015

Noticed this swans nest on a walk round the Ley with a pair of swans adding material to the structure.

On the way back after lunch at a local hostelry the same nest seems to have been take over by a family of Mallards.
On closer inspection the nest held several eggs (swans), one of which can just be seen below the right hand end of the chicks. I seem to remember that swans don't begin sitting until the whole cluch of eggs have been laid so that they all hatch out together and I suspect the nest owners had just gone off to feed. 

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