At last the issue with my camera is sorted. If you want to read the whole story I made a Squidoo lens out of it which you'll find here at Cannot Detect Camera. (That is just my cunning ploy to give my newest lens its first link in! I have just under 30 lenses now under several different "names".)
The solution was as simple as buying a cheap memory card reader.
Anyway - the images finally got transferred.
There we have the mamma swan and her four babies. The father is just out of shot.
And another shot showing their more general setting. You can see that most of the ducks that arrived for the beginning of the duck shooting season have now moved on.
So we're back in business folks!