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    Default A tale of the Swan and the Chinese Ornamental goose (part two)

    I went today to check on the swan, the chinese goose and the eggs and noted that there were only 3 eggs out of the initial 4. It would appear that a predator had taken one. There were no signs that the eggs were about to hatch but I was given a better view of the eggs today. The Chinese goose was on hand to give some warning "shouts" to keep well away from the eggs.

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    Thanks for the update Nat, quite strange. Look forward to update No 3
    Of interest. Some years ago I covered a story of a blackbird who was feeding robin fledglings together with the two robin parent birds.
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    Thanks Trev. The difference in my story is that of a Chinese goose mating with a Swan after about 10 years of living together. I was given to understand that the Swan is male and the goose is female! My only fear now is that the eggs are not taken by predators before they hatch.
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    Nice set, Nat. Technically there are blown whites, which I'm sure you're aware of, but I realise that's not the main reason for these interesting posts.
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    Very interesting story Nat, hope you are able to keep going and update us

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    Thanks Chris and Paul. I am aware of the whites but I was actually taking pictures of the eggs and they were my main targets. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the eggs actually hatch rather than being taken away by predators such as Crows & Buzzards.
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    Keep us posted!
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    Will do Chris.
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    Nice set Nat and thanks for the update

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    Thanks Tom.
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