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THE RIVER SWAN FAMILY

The swans I first photographed, nesting on the river island, left the gardens soon after the cygnets were hatched and were seen on the flood plain a little upstream. The flood plain is no longer under water because of the summer sun, and has reverted to being a green meadow, so the swan family has returned to the gardens. They have two cygnets, younger than the lake cygnet, but only by about a week.

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