Saturday, 15 February 2014

Nine Month Cygnets & Goldeneye

Cygnets are now 9 months old and looking really good, this is the longest the parents have ever kept them around. 

The previous two seasons they have chased off their brood by the 9th January, the unusual  winter weather might have extended this years stay. Popeye and Penny are at least 13 years old, so perhaps their maturity also has a bearing on their behaviour now.
Another trust member also tells me that the Goldeneye males have now arrived in the river, and were putting on a mating display by throwing their heads back.

 Perhaps real winter is about to begin !

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