Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday: Diary of the Black Swan


I took these shots last year and somehow never shared them. These were taken over the space of about 8 weeks.

Mumma Swan checks her eggs and moves them around...



5 beautiful Black Swan cygnets (05/07/2012)...



I was intrigued by the way the mother Black Swan swam with her wings open. Apparently it's so the little cygnets can climb on if they get tired.


A month later, the cygnets have grown so much (08/08/2012)...



 



Joining in (a little late) with Stewart's meme:

13 comments:

Carole M. said...

how fantastic to witness the little cygnets; beautiful photos Liz

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! They're adorable!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series, it is great to be able to follow the swan family's progress. The cygnets are so cute! Beautiful shots!

Arija said...

Oh happiness, they all survived. So nice of you to go back again and again to capture the whole process.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I find Black Swans a real challenge - the exposure never seems easy!

Killer Whales?! I think I should do the rest of this comment in green font!

More details on the seals will show up soon on my wordy blog!

Cheers - and thanks for the link to WBW - Stewart M

Giga said...

U nas jest mało czarnych łabędzi, dlatego z radością patrzę na Twoje cudowne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Here is a little black swans, so happy to look at your wonderful pictures. Yours.

nic.b van es said...

Wat mooi zo.n nestje zwarte zwanen ,die zie je bij ons niet veel.

Brian King said...

What fantastic shots, Liz! I love Black Swans, but we don't have them around here. Your photos of the little ones are awesome, especially the water dripping off the bill!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! looks like all 5 may have made it to adulthood! these are gorgeous.

GB said...

The first photo amused me. It looks as though she is pretending to be an Ostrich.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Beautiful shots! I love the idea that the cygnets can climb on Mom's wings when necessary.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The black swan is so beautiful. I've never seen one here. Those babies are so cute and they sure grow fast.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Beautiful birds and photos of them. Those little fuzzballs are so darn cute!

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