Thursday, 25 May 2017

Still Waiting !

Seems like Penny and Duke have fooled me this year since I expected a cygnet hatch today. It could still happen before the day is out - or she could have laid more eggs than I anticipated . Duke of course is an unknown quantity, and worse case scenario is that he is infertile !

Penny has always taken 36 days to start hatching after her final egg has been laid. This has been an unusual year due to Duke being a new partner and he was ill twice, shortly before mating time. He also may have come from a swan line that takes another day or two longer to incubate, we should know very soon what the position is.

Meanwhile this has been the hottest day this year, after the rain earlier this week the plant life is rocketing . The orphan ducklings are doing likewise !

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