I was very, very quiet, so as not to disturb them or cause any angst of a parental swan type nature.
The male swan was very attentive finding twigs and branches for the nest, and although I am not the emotional one of the three of us, it was very moving. I can see why Nigel is totally entranced, although I have had to tell him that I didn’t think camping over the fence in the tent he had for Christmas was a very good idea. The male swan knows exactly how to protect the female and her eggs without his help,
I think he (Nigel) may have been watching too many vet and midwife type programmes of late, and is secretly fostering ambitions of delivering the chicks himself!!There are, I think, at least four eggs in the nest, I have told Nigel that he can keep his eye on developments, but to keep at a safe distance, and let nature, take it’s course.