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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mute Swan Babies

Yesterday I was doing assignments all day, and saw mute swans on Stony Lake. They are so common (and alien) I hardly photograph them anymore. However, this is a slightly different view. Instead of a group of swimming cygnets, these are huddled around mom on land.

mute swan with babies

Mom was wary, but stayed on land even though I came about 30 feet from her. I'm thinking she's pretty used to humans. She was at a small park. You can practically see the disinterest in the faces of the cygnets.

mute swan with babies

They went on about their business- grooming each other.

mute swan with babies

Tomorrow... should be some fun in my future.

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Glynis Peters said...

Catching up on your posts:

Love swans in any form.
Smiling at you trying to catch Venus.
Love the pics of the insects and kiddies with tortoises.

rainfield61 said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Mother swan.

Libby said...

Momma and babies are so cute together!

Ann said...

such pretty babies

Sharkbytes said...

Glynis- Welcome back! I'm partial to the native ones, but they are all stately.

rainfield- Yes, she is having mother's days for quite a few weeks.

Libby- Slightly more interaction than just swimming

Ann- I know, they really aren't that ugly until they get to be teenagers!

RNSANE said...

They are so beautifully snowy white. I love how they huddle so close to mommy and each other.

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