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Cygnus Crystallus by EarthHart Cygnus Crystallus by EarthHart
The Pen had been preening & had flapped her wings to settle her feathers. Here, she's coming to rest.
She reminds me of Rock Crystal.

A lucky accident as I was converting, and it's dedicated to Kris :iconlostknightkg: who's birthday it is today. Pop over & wish him well.
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
This is gorgeous Will! :hug: I have just gone onto the webcam and
it's not pointing at the nest for some reason! :?
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The office says the family isn't using the nest any more, but this afternoon they were, though the cygnets are getting bigger. The office doesn't really know what they're up to. No signs have been put out, asking folks NOT to feed the young bread. I asked a week ago, and nothing has happened. And as to getting the young ringed, I don't see it happening as no one there has any flair for promoting wildlife :pissedoff:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
They are definitely getting bigger, but they were still using
the nest yesterday. I know when we used to go to Drumpellier
Country Park in Scotland they had to put up signs telling
people not to feed the swans and ducks with stale or mouldy
bread (I always bought fresh bread for them on my way there)
Eventually they didn't want that either, you had to buy food
for them at the visitor centre that the birds weren't impressed
with, but I think that was more to do with the fact that so many
people didn't use the bins in the park and just left bread bags
all over the place! :-(
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be putting up some shots of the cygnets I took today in a while :D

Cygnets need about 6 - 8 weeks before they have bread, as it's instant starch, and they need to get the right bacteria in their guts to cope with it. Grain is far better as it's slow release. The Moat provides all the food they need, in the way of water weed and invertebrates that the Cob & Pen stir up from the bottom.
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I am looking forward to seeing those already Will! :squee:

It sounds like they have picked the perfect home at the
moat then, they all seem to be thriving there :-)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like you've enjoyed one of them :laughing:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I have it is adorable! :hug:
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful moment.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers, m'deer :ahoy: and blessings for the favour :love:
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
So graceful! :clap:
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