11 March 2014

Mute swans






Mute swans, 18.12.2013, Töölönlahti.

The swans are back again!
I saw two adults with five cygnets today.
I'm not sure if it's the same pair that
 nested in Töölönlahti last summer.
If it is then they have lost one cygnet
since I last saw them in December.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.



42 comments:

  1. such pretty browns in the cygnets!

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  2. Hi Gunnili great close ups of the cygnets as they are napping.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I was able to get quite close to them.

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  3. Beautiful close ups!
    The feathers look so soft.

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  4. Lovely pictures! I think I like the last one best, where the bird is looking back at you.

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  5. Sweet photos of these lovely swans.

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  6. Beautiful photos of the sleepy bird!

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  7. Lovely shots of the cygnets, they are beautiful!

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  8. All wrapped up and napping. Very nice.

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  9. I hope they are staying warm ... I think our migrating birds are going to be surprised to find so much cold and snow as they come north. Those probably are the same swans because they do return to their territory from year to year ... They have done well to still have cignets. The first year is the hardest on the youngsters ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Thank you Andrea! We've had a warmer winter than usual with less snow and ice. It has probably helped the cygnets stay alive.

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  10. Wow....such close up images!!! Perfection in your photos Gunilla.

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  11. Really beautiful shots, that bird looks at peace with the world.
    All the best Gordon.

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  12. verkligt fina bilder du fått. Bra komposition och fint ljus. Önskar jag kunde få dom så där nära någon gång.

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    1. Tack Monica! De höll till i centrum av Helsingfors och de var vana med mänskor.

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  13. This is what you really photographed fantastic.
    This swan is really great. Beautiful kleru and the composition is very nice put down.

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  14. How cozy!
    makes me want to crawl in. Had the cygnets grown much since you last saw them? Still brownish.
    hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah! They were already full grown when I saw them in December. The colour on their feathers was also pretty much the same.

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  15. What a gorgeous bird! Your pictures reflect the peace and beauty of the swan.

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  16. Beautiful. I have heard rumors of some in Texas, though they are not native.

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