Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Dont You Dare Call Me A Voyeur

On Sunday I popped into Far Pastures for 15mins.  There was a couple of regulars in there waiting for the Kingfisher but only a Grey Heron on view who was attempting to stalk a couple of the Mallards Chicks but with mother seeing it off.   The resident pair of Swans were on opposite sides of the ponds when all of a sudden the Swans made a bee-line for each other.  Now I have seen a bit of a display and the odd second of one Swan mounting another but this was the full shooting match.  They displayed very slowly for about 5 minutes:


They then went into overdrive as the Female laid down in the water and the Male mounted her back


Then after the deed was done they went back into "Romantic Mood"


It was the first time I had seen this "process" in full and at the end of it all of us in the Hide  looked at each other and I exhaled for the first time for a little while and went "WOW" 
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