One cygnet and proud parents (hatched 5th-7th May)
Part of the photography learning curve seems to be to choose the right aperture, and I don't think I got it quite right with this one because I focused on the cygnet, which of course moved ... and the adults are slightly out of focus. But, I still think it's rather appealing.
The female swan is on the nest, the male is in the water in the background.
I'll try to put a picture of the swans and/or cygnets every day this week, the first was yesterday's picture..
We visited the nest today, 7th May, there are 7cygnets.
Either only one of the remaining eggs hatched, or one or more than one has already been taken by a Pike. There are known to be some huge ones in this lake.
Swan and cygnets...
Cygnets hatched ...