MrsBlue and I made a neat discovery during a careful trip outside for some fresh
air. I mentioned recently that we'd only seen one of the swans for a brief
period over the past few weeks. During our stroll, we spotted where they are
nesting which relieved my vague fear that some harm might have befallen one of
them. It does raise concern about future harm, however. I was correct that they
are nesting in the marshy area just beyond the pond. However they are on the
other side of the road that bisects the marsh. This means they must cross said
road to get to the pond, putting them in danger from cars. This is a 30 mph
zone, but rural drivers are maniacs, so this is definitely perilous. The good
news is that during the summer they seem to spend most of their time on the pond
itself, so hopefully they won't be crossing that frequently. That aside, it was
neat to see them over there, with one atop the nest and the other swimming in
the shallows, never getting too far away like an attentive spouse.
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.