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Post by Paul Henni

Another lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and came across these women from the SSPCA rescuing a young male adult swan who hadn’t ‘flown the nest’ and, sadly, was being harassed by his parent to do so. This had left him in a poor state, so he was being rescued for re-location to the SSPCA Centre in Alloa for feeding up and future release.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Blackford #Pond #Cormorant #Seabird #Edinburgh .@Edinburgh_CC www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

A lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and the unusual sight of a family of Cormorants, presumably sheltering from the harsh sea conditions. Updated today with a few more shots. They look like Pterodacyls, positively pre-historic critters.

Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Another Blackford Pond Cormorant. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Splish Splash .@AP_Magazine .@luvscotland444 #Edinburgh #Monochrome #Photo knicksen.com

Icy Blackford Pond, where the ice breaker that’s the young swan had cleared some patches of ice to give access to the water. This goose-duck thingy was loving it.

Taken on a Fujifilm XE-2 with XF35mm F1.4 Lens.

Splish, Splash (Detail).
Splish, Splash (Detail).
Splish, Splash.
Splish, Splash.