Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Swan rescue and a sweet reunion :-) Written By Brother Mike

After work we decided on heading out for an afternoon walk on my local patch with my camera and while walking by the river we noticed 2 cygnets alone on the river. We could not see the other 6 cygnets or Flash and Snow so we headed off to see if the rest of the family were any where on the canal or further upriver. 
We found the rest of the family on the canal so I'm guessing the 2 on the river got left behind in the fast water or could not get up the high banks. 
As I have been filming & photographing Flash for a few years and he has given me so many great photographs and allowed me into his world so I decided to pay him back and try to reunite the family. We returned to the 2 on the river to try and push them into shallower water to try and catch them to return them to the canal but they were very alert and we struggled to get them. I decided to go home to get my net and kayak and when we arrived back at the river the pair were asleep on a shallow bank right on the rivers edge
I jumped into the river and crept up to them as I got closer they woke up so I netted them quickly so they would be caught together rather than be separated. As the adults don't go on the river more than once every few weeks so there would have been no chance of them reuniting so if I had not intervened either predation or flooding would have finished the pair so I felt I had to save them and reunite the pair with there family.
A few Photographs while waiting for the family to come to the pair
Flash comes to collect his missing cygnets from us on the canal
Below is a video of the family reunited and as you'll see the Cygnets were happy to see there mum and siblings due to all there cheeping:


Happy to see them all safe this weekend having a feed at sunset :-)
Thanks for visiting

Mike
www.Gowildlifewatching.co.uk
www.MikeMottram.co.uk

Sunday, 18 May 2014

CONGRULATIONS TO PLUTO AND AURORA

''SWANWATCH NEW UPDATE NEWS 
SUNDAY  18TH MAY 2014

FEMALE AURORA ON LEFT AND PLUTO THE MALE ON RIGHT
6 Healthy Fluffy Cygnets .

Best Wishes 
Enjoy your last of your Weekend
SWANWATCH TEAM

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

FINALLY THEY HAVE HATCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SWANWATCH NEWS NEW UPDATE!!!!!!
VERY HAPPY NEWS FLASH AND SNOW'S BROOD HAVE FINALLY 
HATCHED THEY BOTH HAVE 8 FLUFFY CUTE CYGNETS THEY ALL 
HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

We Currently have names for these eight Cygnets and they are all to do with the Weather.
We saw Flash & Snow at the Back of the lake and wondered what they 
were doing . As you can see on the next photo there they are Eight Fluffy Cute 
Cygnets

Here they are All Named:-


BEST WISHES 
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Monday, 12 May 2014

MEET SWAN-WATCHES NEW FAMILY

 LASTEST UPDATE NEWS FOR SWAN-WATCH 
SWAN-WATCH NEST NO.3 TWO DAYS OLD .
Last Years Juvenile Cygnet from this Family eating the egg shell but Rhino and Cindy 
don't like him near the new family.


SWAN-WATCH NEST NO.4

SWAN-WATCH NEST NO.5 


SWAN-WATCH NEST NO 1.

All The Best 
Swan-Watch Team