Mummy swan

I was amazed to see this swans nest on the canal at Salford Quays. A very public place to build that enormous nest as it's right by the walkway to the Lowry centre with people, water skiers & bikes going past thecwhole time.
There are no eggs there as yet but it looks like a resident long time nest so she's perhaps reared a family there before, just wondering where she got all those twigs to build for a start!

No need to comment just filling a diary shot.

Went to a concert at the Lowry & stayed over night at the Premier Inn.
Our wildlife are getting so much more city creatures nowadays...one they never ventured out the country and quiet places..how was the show?...
posted May 1st, 2017  
bep
That's amazing!
posted May 1st, 2017  
Wow... that's so cool! I'm surprised too.
posted May 1st, 2017  
@brennieb brilliant Brenda, great atmosphere with lots of communication between Daniel & us. A very nice theatre!
posted May 1st, 2017  
She is not very discrete, is she?
posted May 1st, 2017  
Amazing -- perhaps she doesn't like lonely places but likes to be in the thick of things to watch the world go by !!
posted May 1st, 2017  
I would imagine that the Council will come in and protect this nest. Don't want lots of people poking sticks etc at it! There seems to be three Premier Inns in Manchester....... a good night out!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@maggiemae they might do maggie as swans are a protected species in the UK. She looked a little ruffled though & as it's pretty devoid of any reeds or greenery she was pretty much pushed to build there.
posted May 1st, 2017  
Great capture
posted May 1st, 2017  
nice twinkling water to showcase your swan Pat
posted May 1st, 2017  
It does seem a vunerable spot, but swans can be fierce. Love the sparkling water too.
posted May 1st, 2017  
Wow! I hope the babies survive in such a public spot
posted May 2nd, 2017  
They get so tame so fast! Sometimes the safest place to build is in the busiest spot.
posted May 2nd, 2017  
They do build their nests in some daft places. I fear for the safety of the eggs and the babies if they hatch. Keep us posted.
posted May 2nd, 2017  
@susiemc well I won't see them again Sue, we were only visiting but I will be a stressful time for her I imagine.
posted May 2nd, 2017  
WOW they aren't exactly keeping out of the public eye!
posted May 3rd, 2017  
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