Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Drama on the Pond!

We braved the rain today to walk round Figgate Park, which has a lovely pond which is usually full of ducks, geese and swans. Today was no exception, and the mute swans gave a great display

These two males started displaying to each other, which attracted the attention of a youngster

the youngster also joined in the displaying and the calling with his father

which gradually brought more youngsters flocking to their father's help 

 who eventually saw off the rival male

The pair of gadwall seemed unconcerned by the swan dramas 

Meanwhile we discovered a tree that is being entirely taken over by fungi (most of the fungi seemed to be oyster fungi but there may be others there too). The tree's bark cracks as the fungi grows through


Jenn Jilks said...

It's interesting seeing the animal drama. We're pretty quiet around here. Only deer (12) and two wild turkeys!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is cool see the swans putting on a show. Great photos. Have a happy day and new week!

Lynn said...

That must have been fun to see!

Happy New Year, Juliette!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Juliet and best wishes for a wonderful 2018
It must be lovely watching the swans and drama on the water

Janneke said...

Nice show of the swans, you were lucky to be there at the right moment.