The Angel of the Reeds , The male Mute swan Protecting his cygnets. While the male was stretching the young were with there mother sat next to me and brother in our kayak's filming and feeding them.
One of the Cygnets that dip its beak in the water and had a droplet on its beak and I
also love the background colors it makes the cygnet stand out more.
I went to one of the places on my local canal where we get about 60 Mute swan , but we have more this year if the juvenile cygnets and adult male and female mute swans. I was stood under the bridge and I saw this word help and I thought i would get a Photo of the swans feeding and the word in the background. In my area we have quite alot of people that go fishing and they leave all there rubbish and hooks on the path where the swan preen and feed.
One of my Cygnets was happy to smile for Camera, with the blurred
canal boat in the background.
Not one of our Cygnets but there must of been about 15 Juvinile Cgynets
on the canal path feeding on the grass, But they were not attacking me , because i did there Greeting call so I
I am going to be doing my Top 12 Moments of 2012 and at Number 1 we have the Graceful Mute Swan that I sat next to the nest in my kayak and saw the Cygnets First Hatch and we filmed and photographed when they were going into Juveniles.
Here is a Photo i took of the Female Mute Swan Bonding with her Young Cygnet in the nest , the other cygnets were asleep under her wings but i was amazed how close both adults were letting us sit and they Both accepted us.
An Early morning Sunrise Kayak with our 6 Young Cygnets, this was there
first ever time on the water , they were coming really close so that we could get some amazing photo's of them.
This cygnetwas very interesting because when the other cygnets went to feed
this little one decided to stay with the mother swan.
Adult Male Swan teaching the Young Cygnets how to preen themselves, While the female
swan went to feed but staying really close to her young chicks.
The Female swan posing for the camera on the canal , while the cygnets were with the male swan on the nest giving them a lesson how to preen.
The Male adult swan and one of the cygnets , slowly getting Bigger .