Royalty aren’t the only ones to have a new arrival!

They’re here!
I took Maggie up for a wee this afternoon and put the camera in my pocket in the hope of catching sight of the little ducklings.
Maggie didn’t perform, so I put in her in the car out of the wind and decided to do a little detour on the way to the shower block.
I admit I had my suspicions the other day when I saw Mum (or Dad) having a little shuffle on the nest, but couldn’t see anything.
I hope these pictures make you feel as euphoric as I did.

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Four cygnets………. but wait

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You can just see a seventh egg by the adult’s foot in the last two photos below.
This may not hatch now as the others hatched a couple of days ago.

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Isn’t it wonderful?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Royalty aren’t the only ones to have a new arrival!

  1. YAY!!! I am so glad they have arrived! There are so many of them! Also, they really are kind of ugly ducklings – the ducklings are far more adorable. But it is definitely a great illustration of the fable!

    • I think they’re quite cute at this age, its when they start to grow that they get all gangly (bit like teenagers really!)
      I wonder if a swan year is the same as a human year or if they age similar to dogs and cats in multiples of ours? šŸ™‚

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