Friday, 20 May 2016

Rare to see

OMG RARE How do i say this well father and 2nd year daughter they mated did lay eggs and there are Cygnets which have Hatched ‪‎swanwatch‬ .so the answer yes they can breed at 2 years old and yes it does sound wrong father and daughter raise family together
photo credit:- Benita King
@ Queens park Crewe Cheshire

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

a couple of photos from my 10.7 mile walk

 A Mute Swan Named Boris, Hes very territorial as his mate lily is 
currently incubating her brood on the towpath at Nantwich. As you can 
also tell he is also molting his Feathers.
A Cute 4 days old baby fluffy cygnet having a ride on his mums back 
, its was Chucking it down with Rain Happy with the photos.

Which way Should I go So i thought Id Step onto the Llangollen 
canal so walked up to Bridge one.
me on the llangollen canal
Mandarin Duck on the river weaver in the Rain  
Male Mute swan on the canal Towpath

Best Wishes  


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Bank Holiday weekend Fun quiz


Q1.A Swan has 25,000 Feathers?
True Or False 

Q2.How fast can a Mute swan fly in 
Just one day 
A.5MPH B. 10MPH C.50MPH  

Q3.How many Weeks does it take for a swans 
feather to Molt?

Q4.What is the breeding age of a mute swan
A.1-2 B.3-4 C.5-6 

Q5. What is the Differnce between a Mute swan 
and A Whooper swan?

Q6. Name Five ways of Identifying male and female
Mute swans (No rude ones Please)

Q7. How many days does it take for a baby cygnet to become 

Q8.Are Mute Swans Intelligent If so Why are they ?

Q9. When does the male and female molt there feathers meaning which

Q10. What is the Meaning of BTO and what do they do ?

Please post your Answers in the comment box. 
I will leave till Monday evening till i post and write up the answer on 
same post

Best Wishes 

Swanwatch Ryan


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Down by the Pond the Mammals are active

 Wood Mouse or a long tailed Field Mouse 
eating the Bread in the ivy.
There was 19+ baby ones running around same size as a 2p coin
exploring so i  had to put some Bread in the ivy.
Then they all Hurled together on the next photo you can see 

 Best wishes 



Thursday, 10 March 2016


Young Daisey comes into land at mute swan meeting Point in The Heart of Cheshire 

 Male Mute swan Looking for Nest Materials. 

Mute Swan Nestwatch is under way with swans
now starting to Build and Breed to Raise up
cygnets this 2016.

All the Adult Breeding Paired Mute Swans
are now Starting to leave there winter and 
autumn gathering Points for Breeding season 2016.

Mute Swan Male Named Solo Loves having Photos 
taken heres a few photos taken from
our equipment called a Go Pro.

3 Step by Step Guide of a Mute Swan Courtship.
 A Beautiful Female at the gathering area today, have a 
a nap. 

Best Wishes 
Swanwatch News 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

SWANWATCH NEWS In photo form

Mute Swans doing Courtship ritual and Sherlock and Poppy have Successfully Mated!!!!


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Spring Surprise in my Garden

Our Pair of Robins in the Garden this morning have been Very Busy 
Building there Nest. I was Excited When I Saw the robins
I had to focus my eyes and Kinda Clapped my
hands. I was able to get next to the robins as they come 
and sit next to you.
 This is Cute The Pair Of Robins together on the 
bird Feeder. Then they went to collecting Nest material 
from moss to leaves and small sticks, But i noticed they were
getting fresh Grass.
 My next Photo show's the Robin with Fresh Grass 
It was flying back and forward i timed it and took 
just 3 seconds just to get more from the hedge.
The pair of robins say hello before they carry 
on Building there nest in the Ivy nest Box.
Back to the Bird Feeder for a quick snack then straight
back to Building.
I love how the robin pecked at the 
small little branches to get some straw. 

I will be doing a daily Blog on these pair over the 
Next Coming weeks. 

This afternoon 
The Blackbirds have Started to Build

Thank-you for reading my Blog-post
Best Wishes 


Friday, 12 February 2016

Mute Swan Injured Due to Dog Attack Yet Again

Please Everyone When going near Mute Swans or Waterfowl Put your Dog on Lead. As this Will Happen!!. 
Got sent this to me Today. 

Just getting some more Infomation on the Male 
Mute Swan.

If you see something Like this or Mute Swan stuck in Fishing line
ect. Contact your Local Swan Rescue Centre or RSPCA 
ON 0300 1234 999. 

We need to Act Now before
Nature struggles to Survive. 

  The Person that has posted the photo again because on Sunday 7th February the new Cob at Duck Lake was attacked and killed by another dog.

Its very Heart breaking and sad This is happening. 

Have a good Evening 

Ryan Mottram


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Spring on my Wild Patch.

 Blossom Begins to Open on the trees in the Cemetery
 Ahh The Spring of Blossom everywhere on the canal.
 Snowdrops are starting to Die.
Blossom Tree buds start to Open.

 A Mute Swan with Blurred Boats in the Background.

 Blossom Buds start to pop out down by 
the River.
Blossom is so Beautiful.

Photographing the Wild Garlic really 

Daffodils Are nearly all open. 

Dunnock Singing in the Beautiful Sun Today.

Female Juvenile Mute swan Cygnet 
Named Darkness 2016.

A pair Goldfinches.

Best Wishes 
Ryan Mottram

Friday, 5 February 2016

Spring Signs on Nature Patch

Spring Signs on Nature Patch

 Spring Buds Coming to Life
 Greenness of the Nature's Floor becoming more Greener as the days pasts
Horn-Thorn Bushes Begin to Release all there Energy.
 A Snow Goose a Lake at Ettliey Heath in Cheshire
 The Wildness and she smell of the 
garlic start grow through the muddy banks.
 The New Green Reed Shoots are Poping up on my
local nature walks.
Juvinile Female mute Swan Named Darkness , 
starting to Preen her Feathers, Did you know it takes
a year to turn White. 
Grey Heron With Glorious Blue Spring Skies Takes Flight
chasing a Buzzard.
Too another Special Bird that i Love to Photographed
is the Mute Swan.
 Cormorant Enjoying a Beautiful View.
 Below Was A kestrel Hunting prey down in the long Grass 
 Snow Drops starting to appear all over the place
 A stunning Crocus Begins to open Love the colors brightens the 
photo up
A Wasp Striping Wood from a Fence.

 Best Wishes