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#21 Marsha Cassada

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:55 PM

Got a photo today of the kittens with their new owners.  So glad we got them out of the food chain.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

This one is taking a little longer to adjust.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:23 PM

I dont raise them so to speak , but we have Cygnets on the way. 

 

The Mother or Father has been on the nest now for two weeks and from the little research Ive done , they should be nesting for around 42 days. 

 

Like clockwork the Mother or father ( as they take turns nesting) returns to our lake around sunset to take over the nesting. Both are quite friendly and spent around two weeks making the nest before the eggs were laid.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

I dont raise them so to speak , but we have Cygnets on the way. 

 

The Mother or Father has been on the nest now for two weeks and from the little research Ive done , they should be nesting for around 42 days. 

 

Like clockwork the Mother or father ( as they take turns nesting) returns to our lake around sunset to take over the nesting. Both are quite friendly and spent around two weeks making the nest before the eggs were laid.

I heard some swan lore:  they always build their nests above the highest water line.  People don't understand how they know how high the water will ever be, but the swans know.  They must be fascinating to watch.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:29 PM

Yes they are , I think they are much safer this year then when they nested  a few years back. We didnt have the reeds that they have nested in this time, so they have much more protection from predators.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

We actually had a pair of black swans show up near our house one year.  I don't think they migrate to Kentucky!  I guess they escaped from someones farm.  I had to google to find out where they are native.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

Not too sure how many yet, But the signet eggs hatched sometime yesterday.

 

When i got home from work I noticed both swans were home. Usually one is returning around sunset. I went round to the back of the lake with some fresh bread and noticed the male wasnt too keen leaving the nest. When he finally did , I could see all these heads bobbing up and down.

 

From the research ive done they should leave the nest for the first time in a couple of days, so Ill be able to get some pics then. 


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:09 PM

6 were born but one had fallen off the nest during the night. 

 

the other  5 are doing very well :)

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

Elegant neighbors!



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

Yeah they are , You just dont realize how big they are until one is standing at your back door :)


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