A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Mute Swan family
One of the advantages of a meeting in Thorley is the opportunity to cycle along the Western Yar estuary to get there! The pair of Mute Swans at Station Pools have 6 cygnets. Here are 5 of them - I never did get that story about the ugly duckling...these look pretty cute to me!
And to add to the 'aaah factor' here's some video of all of the family!
This was the insect highlight of the day for me: my first Water Ladybird...though the Wall butterfly came pretty close!