Sunday, 3 March 2013

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

At six months, these are of two of the original swanlings, that hatched late August and fledged late Dec/early Jan. They have returned and reclaimed. You can see they are tandem operators, never straying far from the other. Mama still comes by occasionally on a fly-in fly-out basis

So elegant in the water
and such chunky moves on land.


  1. Great photos - especially the first one with all the colors in the water. I've enjoyed reading your previous posts as well. I'll be back for more!

  2. Yes, lovely photos. They do look so ungainly out of the water don't they? It's like their neck comes out of their body at the wrong spot or something.

  3. I have to admit I sometimes think of them as balloons with necks, virtually unsinkable. The legs are really strong and stocky. Swans are built for survival!