Circle of life

Finally, after months of impatient waiting the mute swan cygnets have arrived!

After witnessing the adult mute swans mating in the harbour some months ago I have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to photograph this year’s babies.

There were just three cygnets feeding with the parents, which seems like quite a small brood with swans usually laying up to seven eggs at a time. Perhaps more did hatch but did not make it through the difficult first few days.

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With the light fading there was little time to photograph the cygnets before the sun went down but I will be looking out for them during the daytime in the hope of getting some better images.

Who can possibly call these ugly ducklings?!

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Interestingly no sign of the lone canada goose which seems to live alongside the swans. I imagine it has been chased off whilst the pair are raising their young. I wonder if we will see it again?


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