Watching these cygnets interact is mesmerising. As siblings they seem genuinely fond of each other.
Daily a family of swans visit the cottage and seem to wait for food. The swan and duck feed mix I have at hand seems to disappear far more rapidly when the cygnets are around as they are really greedy.
I woke yesterday morning to a beautiful sight as I drew back the curtains to see them all sunning themselves in the early morning sunshine.
"Preening just like Mum"
The cygnets look so clumsy compared to their graceful and obviously proud parents.
Waiting for me to appear with their food in our garden. The proud parents happily look over their young.
"Dad" at the moment is continually attacking another male swan but he hasn't yet worked out it is his own reflection on the hull of our boat!
Standing is quite a task when you are this shape!
I watched one young cygnets so eargerly preening his wings while standing which seems a really difficult task to master at this age.
They are so cute and it won't be long before they start looking more like their parents.As gangly "teenagers" they are completely fascinating to observe!