Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 128 ~

I finally got back to check on Momma Swan, 
whom I first found and photographed on April 16th.

I only saw one swan as we approached the lake,

and that one was in the water,

very busy preening, with Mr. Male Mallard.

I know exactly where the nest was, on an island at one end of this lake.
The nest that I saw back in April was completely open but it is now completely covered in overgrowth.
Yet, I was pretty sure I saw her in there, can you see her?

The hubs drove me around to the other side of the lake...

and sure enough, there she was!

I spent about 10 minutes watching and photographing her.
She spent most of the time tending to and fixing up her nest,
then she curled up and I assume drifted off to sleep.

Isn't nature amazing?

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27 comments:

  1. I agree mother nature is so amazing - we should all take time out and enjoy it.
    Lovely photo's again Debbie.

    Wishing you a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  2. Yes... nature is amazing. So are you photos.

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  3. Good to spot Mother Swan tending carefully to her nest! It is amazing and wonderful to know more little cygnets will appear soon! Loved your photos, Debbie!

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  4. Hello Debbie!:) Lovely captures!:) I like the cute coppy cat image of the Swan and Mallard,:))

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  5. .. how wonderful to find the nest and Mrs. Swan....
    .. great photos... xx
    Barb xxx

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  6. Beautiful! Swans are always wonderful to see. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Lindo um belo cisne.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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    1. translated: Beautiful a beautiful swan. A hug and good weekend .

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  8. I hope you're able to see the little ones when they finally pop out! Mama will be glad to get off the nest.

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  9. Yes, nature is amazing. I love that you've seen her nest. Keep us posted, if there's little ones!

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  10. Amazing and wonderful...thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love this, Debbie. So glad you found her again. :)

    xoxo

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  12. Hello, it is good you can drive around the lake. Love the shots of the swans and the Mallard. The baby swans should be soon too. Nature is amazing. Wonderful critter post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  13. Such a nice photo! Il ove your swan! Very big one!
    http://momentsfrozentime.blogspot.nl/

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  14. Hi Debbie, your swan captures are gorgeous. I just love the graceful curve of a swan's neck. Have a wonderful long weekend.

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  15. All these photos are beautiful. I have always loved swans. I saw some black ones years ago too, really amazing. Have a super weekend.

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  16. i hope she has a successful brood!

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  17. Nature never fails to surprise us.
    I like a paparazzi like you.

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  18. Before long the babies will be ready to photograph.

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  19. I am so glad you went back. I was thinking about her and wondering if she had hatched her babies.
    Lovely photos Debbie.

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  20. You must have so much fun capturing all that glorious bird life that abounds at your place. How exciting a nest with cygnets. I look forward to your photos of these gorgeous babies.

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  21. You must have so much fun capturing all that glorious bird life that abounds at your place. How exciting a nest with cygnets. I look forward to your photos of these gorgeous babies.

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  22. I am thinking we will have babies soon!
    I do hope you'll be able to photographs them
    She is such a beautiful creature.

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  23. So neat that you were able to drive around and check on her at a different angle, isn't it just amazing how much the growth is around her nest now, great shots!

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  24. She really is. I've been loving the nests.

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  25. They are beautiful! Nature truly is amazing!

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  26. Nature is amazing and I love how you capture it on camera. You are the best! Hugs😊💕

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