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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Ugly Ducklings


The weeks of waiting over, the proud parents take their young ones out into the wide world. It's lucky that their parents are fiercely proud of them as they really are the ugliest babies on the water.  How long does it take a swan to develop their first beautiful white feathers?

12 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a good question. I photographed a few juvenile coots yesterday, not the cutest birds I have ever seen. Nice scene here.

biebkriebels said...

I don't think they are so ugly, I have seen some cute ones here.

Andy said...

I agree with biebkriebels. The ones I see here are cute.
PS: Don't let mother swan hear you say her babies are ugly. :)

Jenny Woolf said...

They're not very pretty at the in between stage, but when they are newly hatched, cygnets are so cute!

LOLfromPasa said...

A wonderful photo. I have been following 3 swan families here in Coventry. I'm thinking possibly a year for those feathers to turn white...not sure.

Sharon said...

How sweet. I love how momma is leading the young ones and poppa is keeping his eye out for danger.

jennyfreckles said...

I haven't seen any on our canal this year. I think the geese have taken over.

Adullamite said...

Nice pic and nice place.

Dianne said...

What a lovely sight .... little cygnets aren't the prettiest of creatures but they sure are cute.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Jack said...

This is a beautifully atmospheric photo, Mo. Swans, baby swans and houseboats on a slow-moving English river.

Babzy said...

nice compo , very peaceful :)

Tamera said...

I know, I know, some people say they're ugly, but I think they're cute :^)

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