Friday, May 29, 2009

Swan Song In The Sun

This gorgeous mute Swan was at Newmillerdam yesterday. A few months ago some vandals shot the original female dead. The forlorn male swan swam around and around the lake looking for his dead mate. This was reported in the local newspaper. Something had to be done..

They introduced a new female Swan, and yesterday we saw her sat on her nest in a bed of Flag Iris.
She is sitting on her eggs. The male Swan was swimming a little distance away.
Most people know that Swans usually form bonds with their mate, and stay together for a lifetime.
Its good that the widowed male Swan decided to take a chance on the new female. There should be Cygnets soon swimming around the lake.
The sun is shining today, the perfect weather for Harlow Carr.


Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What a lovely post and a great picture! Thanks for sharing it! -Jackie

Lorraine said...

I can't believe anybody would shoot a swan!!!!! Evil sods.

I'm so glad the male has accepted the new female. :o)