Five cygnets

I promised you an update on the cygnets. I went back to see what was happening the next day. There were five cygnets.

A swan on the nest with five cygnets

Starting to explore

Would you like a closer look at those little cuties?

A close up of cygnets on the nest

I persuaded the bipeds to walk that way on Saturday and we were lucky enough to see them going for a swim.

Swan and cygnets walking

Follow me!

Here they are in the water.

They stayed in the water for about fifteen minutes. The mother swan showed the cygnets how to climb the bank, but it was a bit of a struggle for them!

Cygnets climbing the bank

This is very steep!

I’m sure I’ll have more to tell you about them soon!

28 Comments

  1. What wonderful photos of a very happy looking family! Isn’t it amazing those little bundles of fluff can get up that slope.
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  2. What adorable little “kids” !! That bank is steep but they are determined to catch up with Mom so they have incentive to try HARD! Thanks for the update….I hope they all stay safe.

    Hugs, Teddy
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    • They did have to work hard to get up there. It’s incredible for little creatures that are only a few days old!

  3. Very sweet! Beautiful pictures. It is so green and pretty there. Thank you so much for the update!

  4. They are so beautiful!
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  5. Oh, how very sweet!
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  6. They are SO adorable! We had a pair of Swans nest in a small pond near us a few years back, but I never saw the offspring.

    Thanks for sharing them!
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  7. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Smiling and loving the photos. Please give your bipeds a big wag from all of us for this lovely post. 🙂

  8. What a good mama. The cygnets are adorable!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake
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  9. What a pile of adorably fluffy joy! Squee.
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  10. Hi Clowie!
    omgosh! what a beautiful scene your bipeds have photographed. The little ones look as soft as can be and mom is so very beautiful !

    • Hi, it’s lovely to see you. The little ones do look soft. One of the bipeds said it would be nice to stroke them, but I don’t think the adults would like that one little bit!

  11. That mama Mallard looks like she’s hanging around, just in case someone needs a little boost from behind. We have a Mallard couple that likes to go for walks down the road every evening. They seem to enjoy checking out all the little ponds and creeks on either side. I worry about them getting hit by cars, but they’re always there the next day.
    We have two Loons (Great Northern Divers, the Scribe says, is what you would probably call them) who have a couple of eggs on the go under an Eagles’ nest. I guess that’s why we call them Loons over here…
    The goslings should be hatching soon… Have yours arrived yet?

    • The Mallards go strolling about our village on the road and it worries the bipeds, but they seem to survive.
      The Scribe is right, we do call them Great Northern Divers. We don’t see many of them, but some spend the winter here. Loon sounds a more appropriate name if they nest so near to eagles!
      The goslings are almost three weeks old. I’m planning to post some pictures of them. There’s a family with seven that I see swimming about, but I’m not sure where the other geese went when their eggs hatched.

  12. What a lovely family. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Clowie. The little ones are fast learners!
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  13. Squeeee! We luvluvluv baby birds
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  14. Oh my gosh, they are so cute, and so fluffy!!
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