Is seven cygnets a record?

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Dad is just around the corner :) us that Swans can lay up to 10 eggs

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MarkWNS on June 15, 2013

I don't know is seven is a record or not Nick , but where's Dad!! :D
All the best, Mark

Nick Weall on June 15, 2013

MarkWNS ~ Dad is just round the corner leading the way Mark :~) ~ All the best ~ nick

Lady Harley on June 16, 2013

A wonderful shot * Nick *! Glad to hear that dad is just around the corner.... I looked your question up and learned that a swan can have between 3 and 8 eggs per clutch!

* Like *

Warm greetings ~ Judy :))

Nick Weall on June 16, 2013

Lady Harley Often the young cygnets get gobbled up by this and that and to have a couple get through to adulthood is often an achievement ~ let us hope this lucky seven are an exception and all survive ~ Thanks for the like ~ Wam wishes ~ nick

Erik van den Ham on June 18, 2013

Everything in nature is based on losses along the way. Of course I will keep my fingers crossed for these seven but statistics can be a bitch!

Cheers, Erik

Nick Weall on June 18, 2013

Erik van den Ham, ~ Yes Erik all part of the food chain and survival of the fittest and luckiest ~ a bit of a sod if you are unlucky though :))

ka9894 on June 22, 2013

Are they all hers ?....

Great mama ! :))


Best wishes, :)


Nick Weall on June 22, 2013

ka9894, ~ Yes they are all hers dear Kat :~) Thanks for the like ~ all the best ~ nick

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