Thursday 13 September 2012

The Swan Family


Once again I have been a bit slow in getting my blog written.   But I don’t go out that much, and you would get very bored with pictures of the park all the time!


However, you might remember that back in May our two resident Mute Swans hatched five cygnets.   the adult swans were fantastic parents, guarding the little ones very closely.


Unhappily, two of the young cygnets were attacked and killed by a dog.   or so it is reported.   It might have been a heron, or a crow or even a pike in the lake, but whatever happened, two of the youngsters were lost.

The remaining three cygnets have grown and grown, and are now as big as their parents.



They will stay the buff/brown colour for a year or two yet, and may stay as a family next year.   it rather depends on what the two adults do!


This was one very angry adult swan this morning.  He seems to think he owns the place!

their wings are very beautiful, especially the young ones.   I enlarged the wings up from the two photos above, as they are so soft and lovely!


And lastly, my favourite picture!       



Thank you, all my faithful readers, if you have got this far!   Will try to get a better blog next time!


kenju said...

What could be better that photos of beautiful swans? Nothing I can think of!

Love them all; especially the last one.

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Hollace said...

Gilly, I love your posts and your pictures. The park is always interesting in its changing seasons and fauna. Similarly, your garden. I am going back through your posts of the last cruise. Going to the Canary Islands! That is a dream of mine. Doesn't get much more exotic than that.

Glennis said...

I've never been that close to a swan before!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

lovely wings; soft and yet so hard when roused.....

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

They are absolutely beautiful Gilly. You're so lucky to be able to see them all the time. It's magical.

Don't feel bad about not blogging enough. A lot of folks seemed to have cut back. I haven't blogged myself in months. Just too busy. I suppose I will get back to it again.

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