Thursday 28 March 2013

Swans..... courtship and what follows!

Mute Swans courtship

 I watched this pair of swans going through their courtship routine and dancing around each other with their necks making the "heart shape" so familiar with romance.

When the dance ends the romance is soon over and its down to an aggressive passion as the female is forced beneath the water during copulation.

Unfortunately for this pair, the nest they'd spent weeks preparing, has been hijacked by a pair of Canada Geese so they need to start over again!


Bobbster said...

Good stuff Adrian, is that your retirement pad in the header image?