Friday, 22 January 2010

River Action

The Cygnets are honing their fighting skills and frequently raise their hackles towards each other. The other day they had a play fighting session. The parents are increasingly distancing themselves from their offspring, partly to get on with the business of protecting the territory against intruders, and I suspect getting the youngsters used to separation ! Other action on the river this week included a Blackback gull feasting on a spent salmon, and our damaged duck bill having a dip. It sure is true the saying "Water off a ducks back ", it was like watching mercury running on a glass table !

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