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Sunday, 7 June 2009

Checking on the Cygnets

What a change in the weather. This morning I was woken by a flash of lightening followed by rumbling thunder! And then the rain began.....

I needed to do some food shopping but before that I headed off for a quick trip around Bushy Park - was curious to see if the eight cygnets were still around.

Well they were!! Mum was being very protective still even though the Cygnets are growing up fast. They're losing some of the cute look and have a sleeker appearance now.


There was a lot of neck stretching by Mum - I think she was drinking.



And where was Dad? Certainly not with the family. Well he was much much further away and having a wash and brush up. Quite happy on his own. He must feel that his family don't need the constant attentive protection he's been offering recently.




I'm gradually sorting out the pictures of my holiday and hope to update the relevant days before too long.

14 comments:

Warren Baker said...

I bet your pleased to back really tricia. especially to be on the broadband again.

The Early Birder said...

Typical me - I slept thro' the rumbles. Good to see that the young Cygnets are growing up fast.

Jayne said...

Glad to have you back Tricia and my aren't those little ones growing up fast!!!
Jayne

holdingmoments said...

Cracking shots of the neck stretching Tricia.
And aint that just typical of the bloke, leaving mum to look after the kids. lol

Chris said...

Well I'm happy I could come back to your blog..
Nice to be able to see that the cygnets are doing fine and growing!!

Anna Simpson said...

Fantastic photos of the cygnets.

Anna Simpson said...

Fantastic photos of the cygnets.

Jackie said...

Welcome home Tricia,looks like you had a good time.Love the photo's you took today of your visit to Bushy Park. Looking forward to seeing more photo's from your holiday. Jackie.

Tim Rucci said...

Hi Tricia,
I found you from another blog and decided to follow. You have some really nice photos, and the cygnets are so cute...

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Tricia and glad the little ones are doing well.

Midmarsh John said...

Those cygnets have certainly grown. You can see the longer necks on them now. Still a bit of awww factor left in them :)
Love the neck stretching photos.

Tricia said...

Warren - I have to agree about the Broadband and yes - it's always nice to be back home

Frank - really!!!

Jayne - Thanks and yes - too fast in some ways :)

Keith - thank you. Yep - trust Dad to be thinking of his appearance when his family are fending for themselves elsewhere Lol

Chris - thanks - good news isn't it!

Anna - thank you and good to see you again. I must pop over to your blog.

Jackie - Thank you. You should be seeing some when you visit Abbotsbury!

Tim - welcome and good to see you here. Thank you for your kind comment

Jan - thanks as usual :D

John - Thank you. yes they're still in the cute category :)

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots Tricia. Good to see that the cygnets are doing well.

Tricia said...

Thanks OC - its good to know that they're still OK. Hopefully now they're big enough to be reasonably safe!

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