This pair of swans had a sad year in 2010 as the nest was flooded and the eggs lost. This was a happy day as 5 chicks were spotted for the first time in 2011. Here the tired pen keeps one eye open on the chicks as they start to get inquisitive.
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swan chicks, Barrow Navigation, Tinnahinch, County Carlow, Ireland has been featured in the following groups: Paws and Claws 24th May 2011 Closeups in nature 24th May 2011 The Birds 29th May 2011