Swan and cygnets on nest (hatched 5th-7th May)
There's always one, isn't there? One offspring that chooses to be different!
It looks as if this cygnet is "the one" that will not settle down and go to sleep beneath Mum's outstretched wings with its brothers and sisters.
I watched the little head push its way though, then it crawled on top of Mum and slid down onto the nest in front of her neck. Of course, it all happened too quickly to get a clear picture except for this one, which was when it paused for a moment to take in its' surroundings.
I'll try to put a picture of the swans and/or cygnets every day this week, the first was Monday's picture
Haven't been to see them today (9th), it's been cold, wet and windy all day. I like to think they'll have been snug and warm on their nest, protected by both their parents.
Female Swan and ...
Swan and cygnets...