Very much loved by the regular visitors of Lost Lagoon who have followed her evolution since the first nesting days of her mother, Lady – called “The Baby” during her young years – is the daughter of Papa and Mama.
The very moment she hatched
The Baby (the larger of the two) and her sibling.
Of the five eggs still in the nest, only two cygnets hatched. Predators of the cygnets include raccoons, mink, unleashed dogs, larger birds, and when the cygnets are very small – the enormous carp that live in the Lagoon.
Mama to the rescue!
Mama, with wings raised in a threatening posture, to the rescue of The Baby who is only one day old in this picture.
Mama and her two cygnets.
Only one cygnet left?
A sad story: From the path that is a few feet away from the nest, someone threw oil on Mama, her 2 cygnets and the nest,smaller cygnet didn’t survive.
Papa, Mama and The Baby.
Look here, Little One!
The Baby is never far away!
Growing and growing!
Papa and Mama are never far away.
A bad hair day!
Six months old – half way between beige and white.
During the 7 months following her birth, Papa, Mama and The Baby were always together. However, when December came and it was time for Papa and Mama to form a new mating unit, Papa began to chase The Baby away. It took about two weeks of painful days for her to understand that she was now ready to be on her own and had to leave her parents.
A beautiful swan
Her name “Lady” fits her very well because she is delicate in the way she moves and eats; she is also a little shy.
Happy ending and the birth of the great love…