Last week I showed you the birds I saw at the lake near Helen's Tower however today it is the Swans at Kiltonga Nature Reserve, near Newtownards that I am showing you when I visited it with my Bird Group recently. There were 2 Adult Swans and hidden beneath trees were 6 cygnets. The adults were already encouraging their young to find another territory by the aggressive behaviour to the cygnets unlike the ones at Helen's Tower.
These are Gadwall ducks.
The one above is the male and below is the female.
The cygnets are coming tentatively from under the trees but the male Swan is on their case and trying to get them to move territory and 3 of them, very wisely move into a smaller channel away from both parents.
Off they go but tomorrow I will show you the rest of the photographs taken at Kiltonga Nature Reserve. Too many for one post.
I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.
Many thanks for visiting today and also for your comments.