This is the 5th in the series of Swan Nest Updates, the previous post can be found here.
Following my visit to the nest on Sunday (19th May) and I was intrigued to see if any more of the six remaining eggs had hatched so that there would be more than one cygnet; I thought that there might be a couple more.
Six very cute cygnets all fluffy, one of them had only hatched a short while ago as it was not quite as fluffy as the others. I also saw a solitary egg in the nest during one of the initial re-arrangements of the swan whilst the cygnets were moving. I am not sure of this will hatch or not. I will try and get there today (Tuesday) to see if there are seven cygnets instead of the current six.
I have a short YouTube video of the cygnets, I apologise for the background voices – refresh the webpage if the video does not initially appear:
All pictures and videos taken with Panasonic Lumix GH3 and 100-300mm lens.