27 May 2012

Downies out and about

Mute Swan family at Oxwich (c) P. Tyrrell
Following on from the eight cygnets first noted from the hide at Oxwich Marsh by Nick Edwards on the 9th May, then photographed by Paul Tyrrell on the 21st, Gower's only other pair of Mute Swans at Llanrhidian took seven cygnets to water for the first time on the 21st.
Llanrhidian cygnets on 26th (c) B. Stewart
In addition to photographing the Mute Swans at Oxwich on the 19th-20th, Paul Tyrrell also provided conclusive evidence that Gadwall have bred successfully there this year.
female Gadwall with her brood (c) P. Tyrrell

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