Late Arrivals

To Brief a Time
June 27th 2015, I am watching Long Neck and his vigorous bathing and out comes Little MIss with 4 new Cygnets. I know it's their first outing and she brings them over to me but is nervous about being close to the bank, so I am relieved when she takes them back out on the water. Within the week she is down to 2 and the following week they are all gone. Predation is always a big problem and having seen several American Mink it is possible they raid the islands at will, so along with Crows & Pike it becomes increasingly difficult to keep them safe. So no parental duties this year but that hasn't stopped Little Miss on her quest to secure her territory.
Little Miss and 4 Cygnets