Almost as soon as the ink was dry on my last post, I looked out to see the two local swans, and their full complement of cygnets(!), sailing towards me across the water; the first time I've seen them since the end of May (see my blog dated Tuesday 19th June 2012). I dashed out with my camera to record the event and could swear they slowed down for the photo!
Let's hope they continue to avoid predators and pass by now and then for another photo-call. I'll be watching.
The picture shows the Hythe swans, and the five cygnets, off Hythe foreshore, Southampton Water, Hampshire, at 11:06 on Thursday 21st June 2012.