Looking At Edinburgh

17 August 2008

Sunday Swan Blogging

Filed under: birds, Current events, photos, river — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

On 14th July I saw that the mute swans who nest each year on the Water of Leith had hatched seven cygnets. (Seven Swans Swimming)

Almost exactly a month later I saw the whole family again: still seven cygnets and two adult swans:
Nine swans on the river
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14 July 2008

Seven swans swimming

Filed under: birds, Current events, photos, river — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 9:58 am

seven cygnets, two swans

There’s a pair of mute swans on the Water of Leith that have been hatching a bevy there for years: this year there are seven cygnets swimming with their parents. (You can see the photos I took last year here.)

This photo is available on Redbubble: Swans on the river.

12 March 2008

Water of Leith: swans

Filed under: birds, photos, river — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 7:46 am

There is a breeding pair of mute swans whose territory is the Water of Leith, from the Shore up to Broughton. I see them almost every day.

Swan on the water
This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: Swan on the water.

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