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An ugly duck…..egg?

On the way home from work last week we stopped off to see the swan’s nest on a stretch of water nearby.

They nest next to a cycle and pedestrian bridge quite close to the railings. A few days earlier we’d seen some people hanging over the rail looking at the nest and our first thought was suspicious.

Sure enough there among the reeds and sand was a tragic sight.


A solitary swan egg

The swans have nested there for years, surrounded by other water birds, mallards, Egyptian geese and coots.

A swan’s egg is big. I was amazed that it was so big and surprised by the colour too.

Sad for the swans, we turned from the abandoned egg and continued on our way. Then gazing back across the other side of the bridge a good surprise.




….. And a handful of fluffy swimmers. Looks like the isolated egg was un successful rather than unwanted!




11 comments on “An ugly duck…..egg?

  1. Expat Eye
    May 18, 2014

    Aw, a heart-warming start to my Sunday!


  2. aimingtobegreen
    May 18, 2014

    Gorgeous 🙂


  3. quarteracrelifestyle
    May 19, 2014

    Aw, cute! We have a pond in town with swans and they are beautiful to watch.


  4. Rambling Woods
    May 19, 2014



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