Recent posts

  • How our cygnet has grown, almost as big as Mum & Dad! Pictures courtesy of David Baldwin

  • More beautiful pictures of our new arrival Photos Courtesy of Kevin Long

  • One of the most beautiful images I can think of is a cygnet being carried on the Pen’s back.    Managed to capture it today! They climb on when they are tired or cold. Pictures courtesy Jo Procter

  • Still 2 cygnets in the nest today. I’m thinking that might be it for this year though hatching can be over 2/3 days so we’ll see … Please put out fresh water for them if you live here and can find an accessible place to put a shallow container that won’t float away! The salinity

  • An unusual visitor to the lagoon last week, the seagulls went crazy but they didn’t need to worry, he was a rescue and has grown up in captivity, so only eats carrion. A very nice man answered a thousand questions from a fascinated crowd, it was amazing privelidge to be able stroke a large predator.

  • This beautiful Grey Heron has been visiting The Widewater Lagoon in the past few days. Let’s hope he stays a while. These Salamanders were found under railway sleepers in the Garden. Photos Courtesy of Dave

  • What an interesting picture, captured by Mikey Unsted

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001613905969/videos/2148510501879392/ The mating ritual of The Widewater Swan family. https://www.facebook.com/100001613905969/videos/2152715771458865/?t=4

  • For info: a lone swan at the west end of the lagoon is being fed out of the water regularly.   I have no problem with feeding swans as I have said before but only if feeding is sensible and the swan is not put at risk. This swan is being encouraged to come out

  • I was sent this article from the Swan Sanctuary where I volunteer. It may be of interest. Particularly relevant in this cold weather. Jo Procter