This is a considerable shorter version than my May 22 version video: Swans at nest swan female 96B Eurasian Coot with chicks Østensjøvannet Nature reserve May 22 2012 Oslo vimeo.com/42629718. Today the father swan was not at the same place, it may be him that could be seen circling around the nest place in the water. I was not at this place for a long time to observe him on land by the nest. The Eurasian Coot was still feeding her chicks at their place near the swans nest. A bit further northwards a lone swan swimming the water. An other interested birdwatcher with long lenses on his camera believed that it was only a question of days before the hatching in the swan nest began. He called it the swan alpha pair.