Friday, May 18, 2018

                              Swan watch!

Seven cygnets with their mother with a very grumpy father nearby on land. He then crossed the small area of land to the dock and chased away the several young swans towards the Corporation road bridge.

An audience of dog walkers, photographers and the arrival of council workmen with a boat stood and watched. Nothing like media attention to ensure council workmen turn out to clean up the rubbish on the riverhead.

The nest further upstream has one abandoned swan egg and a new occupant with her own young in attendance.

It didn't take long for an opportunist duck to realise that a ready made nest without any hard work was available.

Close your eyes and it could almost be the Venice of the north.



Blogger Scoakat said...

Beautiful! And yes, media attention to an eyesore can get it taken care of quickly.
Is this near very your home? It is very nice having places like this nearby. Bodies of water can have a calming effect, I've found.

1:12 am  
Blogger delcatto said...

Yes, very near home. I like living near the river and dock and definitely calming.

2:43 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

I find it hard to understand how places can be allowed to get that filthy. Yes, people shouldn't throw litter down, but they do, and then everyone walks past it waiting for someone else to clean it up.

Even round here, where the village employs an 'attendant' for 3 days a week to do odd jobs, there is always litter and overgrown road signs. Including one outside the so-called attendants house. Do these paid people have no pride in their work? If I had that sort of job, I would spend my time doing 'just one bit more'. And there certainly wouldn't be any litter or overgrown bits anywhere near my house (there aren't anyway and I don't get paid - or even acknowledged - for my efforts!).

2:06 pm  

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