I had to pick up a parcel from the Lincoln Sorting Office on Firth Road this lunchtime, the most direct route there takes you down the side of the Brayford and near the Precarious Swan NestTM so I took my camera with me, the X-T1 and XC 50-230m f4.5/6.7 OIS lens. On my way there I could just see the body of the Pen (female swan) on the nest and not far from here was a Cobb (male swan) swimming in the Brayford Pool.
As my friend Mike and I got nearer the cobb left the pool right next to the nest, it was obvious that he and the pen were a “couple”. Whilst we tried to get some pictures of them together the pen got up from her nest; this is the first time I have seen her do this, I quickly counted and I think there were 5 un-hatched eggs.
I would have liked to stay longer but needed to get to the sorting office before it shut 😦