Feathered Friends - Eight Cygnets, First Couple of Weeks

I walked down to the village lido to see how the eight remaining cygnets were doing. Thankfully, they all looked really well, hanging around mum until she'd finished preening herself.

Dad swam off and sat on the side of the lido. A few of the cygnets followed him while the others followed mum.

There's always that one cygnet that has to be independent, going its own way, until it realises everyone else has gone, so quickly paddles like mad to catch its family up.

It will be interesting watching the cygnets grow up into adults swans, until they're old enough to leave their parents.



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So glad to see the whole family very healthy and happy together! Lovely cygnets! Very cute!

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interesting indeed to watch these fluffy cygnets grow into elegant adult swans, right now they're absolutely adorable 😊 thank you for sharing your photos of them!
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Wow what a great find, they look so fluffy! I've never encountered young ones like this.

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We are lucky. These are resident swans so they live on the lido all year round.

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You captured these beautiful birds very well @ellenripley, Swans are one of the most eloquent birds on the planet. Well done!
Saw this in PYPT (Pimp Your Post Thursday) in the Dreemport Discord server.

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