Wednesday, 31 October 2012

le bec

Another swanling development is the red beak colouration, which is noticeably resembling the adult birds.

I knew Alouette would be handy some day.


  1. Great photos. I've never seen a swan that age before. Interesting when swans do that with their foot too, obviously they start it early.

  2. Thanks Louise. This is a fairly interim phase...

    I had one idea the swanlings do that with their legs because until they have feathers they are not properly waterproof so it might be good to get dry. But really it is just a theory and it does not explain why this habit persists for adult swans. They are very skillful at swimming with one leg.