Commencing in the spring of 2010 I began to photograph the development of a family of swans who live on Connaught Water in Epping Forest. What started out as an add-hoc collection of photographs turned into a project that documented the swans and the other wild birds on a weekly basis and continued through the winter.
The project continued through 2011 and beyond.
I am hoping that this blog will attract contributions from other regular visitors to Connaught Water.
To see the photographs from last year click on the Swan Summer 2010 link above.
I can’t believe how much the cygnets have grown in just a week and a half.
We are seeing some separation with one of them hanging around with daddy whilst the other four stay with mum.
Also the geese are behaving strangely. They are moving in squadron. Perhaps they are adopting a tactic of strength in numbers to ward off the bullying.