Friday, 16 September 2011

Hard to Believe

The cygnets have just turned 4 months old, which is very hard to believe considering their size ! They are fast losing their baby feathers and being replaced by more white. Flight training appears to be on hold just lately, and the cob has another week or two before he gets his new flight feathers. Maybe then we'll see some short flights around the bay ? The pics show the pen teaching them how it's done. Meanwhile the Swans and ducks are eating 20kg of wheat a week from me alone, not to mention the grass and wholemeal bread ! (Short vid below of wheat mealtime, note how the protective parents still position themselves at either end). Three donations from well wishers in the past week ensures the waterbirds food supply - Thank you wildlife lovers, much appreciated !

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