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Wednesday, 22 February 2012


So yesterday, I decided to pop out to Strichen Community Park, to see how the cygnets were doing. They're doing ok, but more of them later.

When I arrived, I immediately noticed that there were TWO pairs of swans on the water - and the original pair weren't happy at all!

The male charged at such a speed down the towards the other male, he created a bow wave!

A fight ensued ....

.... which went on for a long time .....
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.... and flared up again a few times afterwards.

Look at the speed they can move!

So anyway, back to the cygnets ..... well, it looks like only three of the nine have survived, but oh my, haven't they grown!!

By the way, these are mute swans, which is definitely a misnomer, because they can make a lot of noise when they want to!