Marina wildlife

I miss the wildlife we use to see at close quarters on the marina, and a little while ago whilst walking the dog for her final wee, I noticed one of the swans sitting on a nest.
By all accounts, she has since hatched 7 eggs, but as is the way with young in the marina, the mortality rate is quite high.
Hubby got the camera this evening and tried to get some pictures of the adults with their babies. There are just four now, but then this could be another pair and the seven babies are all present and accounted for elsewhere.
When I walked Maggie this evening, I took some pictures of some ducks, two of which could be the remaining pair of our migrant three.
You’ll see that the two ranks of marina berths for cruisers behind them are practically empty. This could be because those on brokerage are now in the other basin, therefore freeing up more on the revamped side for berthholders.
Or there are simply no takers due to higher costs.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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