Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Silent Swimmer


The Mute Swan   Cygnus olor.




















  



As proud father looked on and kept guard on land, the female Mute Swan glided along with her young in tow. Photos taken earlier this year in the park. 

This post is included in the WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY initiative.

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just so darn cute!

NickMorgan said...

Great pictures Sonjia. They remind me of my favourite time of year. The signets are grey and ugly here now!!

Adam Jones said...

Those babies are so adorable.

Christian Weiß said...

Stunning photos and details, great work.

eileeninmd said...

The swans family is cute, love seeing the babies towing along behind.. Great shots.

Bob Bushell said...

It's beautiful, the Mute Swan is the mostly fantastic, I love them.

Gail Dixon said...

Thank you for these! Oh my, I have never seen a baby swan. How adorable!!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this! Swans are among the most graceful creatures on earth aren't they??

orchid Miyako said...

OMG!!! These sweet swans and young ones almost make me in tears. I've already written to my other friends about our swans in our city park. Well, they (400 of them) were killed due to the bird-flu...
Your pictures are REALLY wonderful and baby in the last picture sure is ADORABLE♡♡♡
Have a wonderful rest of the week, Sonija.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Michelle said...

A beautiful, little family.

Susan (ABON) said...

How beautifully you captured the Mute Swan! The little ones are adorable. Have a wonderful week, what's left of it :)

S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful bird. The little ones look so soft.

janiceadcock said...

Stunning swan and adorable cygnets captured so beautifully.

Teresa said...

Unas fotos preciosas. Saludos.

Margaret Adamson said...

The three baby cygnets are so cute and mother is beautiful. Love the close up of the cygnets.

orchid Miyako said...

Hi! again p;) I'm happy to know 'Cygnus olor' and cygnets (from Margaret). Yes, wonderfully fits the title of 'silent swimmer'. I LOVE the third picture as well♡♡♡

Thank you very much for sharing sweet pictures.
Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Justyna Kierat said...

Beautiful. Was that one chick really so white or is it only the photo? Were its siblings the same shade or darker grey? There is a variety of mute swan, so called "Polish" swan, and they are white from the beginning of life (normally, young swans are brownish). They also have pinkish legs not black. That "Polnish" variety is inherited like hemophilia, as far as I know (so not all siblings in a family must be "Polish" )

Lasse said...

Beautiful !!

stiefbeen said...

Heerlijke serie vooral die kleine schattige pulletjes.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The cygnets are so adorable! Lovely birds to see.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I don't think my comment went through...will try again---

Extraordinary. Such an elegant breed [and cute babies too]

Millie and Walter said...

I love those fluffy babies.

Cindy

Adam said...

cute baby swans

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

I believe that calling it "the swan lake without music" would be a most fitting title...

Great shots!

With a friendly hug

Vitor

Marie said...

Beautiful swans and precious babies!

susan jane said...

beautiful, majestic swans. love Sue.

Stewart M said...

Great shots of the parents and the original ugly ducklings.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend.. Lovely pics.. Mute swans are so cute.. Many thanks for all yours kinds comment.. A regard from Madrid..

Noushka said...

Oooohhh, aren't they gorgeous!
The king of birds!
Wonderful photos, Patricia!
Keep well and enjoy your evening!

karmnik54 said...

ALe świetne te małe:)

Jette Hollesen said...

So lovely photos! Well done!
The little swan is so cute!
Hugs
Jettemajken

Mike Attwood said...

Many years ago I won my first competition will a head shot of a mute swan. Oh! memories.

Maria said...

Mute Swans are one of my favorite birds. I love their audacity and utter elegance.

miss-cherry said...

Wonderful photos, so sweet.

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