I spy a nest in the rushes....
its a pair of black swans
(its time for swan one to sit on the eggs....
and as its late afternoon I suspect this might be the female - taking up the night duties)
first one has to dry off a little (shake and preen, shake and preen)
egg warming position assumed
black swans have been nesting on the farm for a couple of decades now
- but I never tire of the excitement
waiting for cygnets to hatch
hoping the parents can protect them from foxes
(and crows and eagles and accidents)
fingers crossed for this clutch