Its been a while since I last visited the lake. The cygnets are growing up and with mum and dad were to be found near the visitors car park. However today it wasn't just the public visiting. I think word had got round that it was the meeting place for all the ponies in the New Forest. Never seen so many together at once, they were everywhere.
For a while the swan family remained in the lake but once some visitors put out some food they thought they'd brave it. Was just taking some shots when a pony wandered by just off shot which resulted in a lot of hissing and the cygnets hiding behind their parents.