Sunday, 16 April 2017


Easter is the traditional time for renewal, this could not have been more apt today at the Swans Island.

Penny and Duke were full of the joys, and had a beautiful mating session to continue the legacy and life of the Swans. 

                        I was privileged to be on hand to record the event as the sequence of shots show.

Penny was the prime mover and Duke was happy to oblige.

                         I was particularly taken when Penny put her neck right across Dukes neck and back indicating she was ready to mate, then putting her wings down into the water to allow him access onto her back.

Finishing with a Swan lake water ballet, all quite wonderful.... A nature lesson for everyone.... Enjoy !


Wendy Grocott-Jones said...

What a wonderful blog today, Joe! And on Easter Day too! All our best wishes go to Penny and Duke. Our swans, Venus and Vulcan are on the nest, with 29 days to go till hatching. Exciting times.

jayteescot1 said...

Hi Wendy, It sure was a wonderful Easter day. Your Venus and Vulcan are way ahead of Penny and Duke this year - Penny still laying !
It is great to watch them all progressing. Will get your Calendars off tomorrow.