Friday, 28 August 2009

The cygnet that was hooked last month still has quite a swelling on it's right cheek, it's bill is also distorted near the site of the hook injury. Since it was so young and still forming I suppose the scarring damage was enough to cause it. All the tugging and pulling when it was struggling to get free, combined with the lead weight and fixed line must have caused more damage than I could see at the time.
Otherwise the family are looking in great shape and the cygnets are getting like stroppy kids, pushing their weight around ! Time for flying lessons soon, that should use up some of the excess energy ! ( see video )

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