Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mute Swan washout!

Sadly, things yesterday turned out as feared and the Mute Swan nest with its first egg that I have been following has been washed away by the rapidly rising water levels. Myself and others had thought that they would be OK nesting, as they were, on the seemingly stable, protected side of the Freshwater Causeway, away from the open estuary. The video below shows the male in front of the nest.

And below is the Trailcam footage from the previous night for those who are getting as hooked as me! Two Red Foxes feed together, followed by two Wood Mice. There are then two clips of a Badger who came and went over a period of time. On both occasions it is not sure what to make of the camera!

1 comment:

  1. That is a shame about the Swan's nest, was it simply built in the wrong place or has the weather been a major factor?

    I am enjoying our trailcam footage.