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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Protective Parents

Watch out anyone or anything that comes near these cygnets as their over protective parents will swing into full attack mode. Ironically, when the cygnets are six months old their parents aggression turns on them, and they are turfed out of home to make their own way in the bird world. No wonder swans always seem a bit crabby!

8 comments:

Angie said...

They even look like they are frowning!

Steffe said...

Angry Birds.

Sharon said...

Angie is right, they do look like they are frowning at you for taking the picture.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I love it when wild animals look face-front right into the camera! Their look fierce, not angry to me - and strong. Graceful too, but mostly strong.

Jenny Woolf said...

Sometimes think that this is the reason why adolescents have so many clashes with parents - to motivate them to get out of the family home. Not so easy these days, though.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Glad to see these swans have raised their cygnets. So many nests were washed out during the recent heavy rains.

Adullamite said...

Nice pic, but swans can be aggressive.

LONDONLULU said...

I had no idea! And all these seasons, I'd see them in St James and coo. Ah nature.

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