Hedgehogs are always going to be stars of the show on this blog, but I've decided that I'm going to include photos of other local wildlife once in a while.
This swan - one of a pair - has made its nest on the Thames right next to Folly Bridge, practically in the centre of Oxford. I often pass this way to and from the office and often stop to see how the swans are getting on - as do many other people - there was a small crowd of onlookers when I took this photo on Monday evening. A couple of weeks ago I got a glimpse of the eggs as the swan was rearranging itself on the nest. I hadn't realised swans' eggs were so big. I wonder when they are due to hatch?