21 June 2014

Mute swan with cygnets






Mute swan with four cygnets,
Töölönlahti 11.6.2014.

You can see that one of the cygnets has gotten entangled 
in fishing line. The cygnet was taken to Korkeasaari, 
the Helsinki Zoo, where the line was removed. The patient 
was returned to the rest of the family after the procedure.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.


32 comments:

  1. glad he was cleared. :) cute family.

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  2. Great photos, a family trip of elegant birds.

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  3. I used to bring home miles of fishing line every year - some people just dont see to get how damaging it can be.

    Nice shots of the original ugly duckling!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart! It always amazes me that some people don't bother to clean up after themselves whether it's trash or fishing line.

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  4. A lovely little family. Happy to hear he got detangled!

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  5. So cute! I'm glad there was a happy ending!

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  6. it is a special treat to see the cygnets

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  7. Great photos Gunilla.
    Fortunately, the young swan rescued from the fishing line.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! It was happy news indeed.

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  8. That's always something that irks me....fisherman being so careless doing things like leaving line behind when they leave....we saw a very stressed out pelican in the marina that was tangled up from a line on the shrimp boat. After being alerted to the snared bird, the shrimpers cut the line and freed the pelican. Still, it's maddening.

    Great series Gunilla...they're so stately and beautiful. Sweet babies too.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot. Always appreciated.

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  9. Vilka fina. Så nära du lyckats komma. Verkligen fina bilder!

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    1. Tack, Lena! Ifjol kom de ännu närmare med sina ungar. Få se hur det går i år.

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  10. How lucky you are to get to watch a family of such lovely birds. Definitely some of my favorites!

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  11. Magical shots of the swan with its babies.

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  12. Oh what a beautiful family! Lovely photos.

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  13. Very sweet family! We often have birds that get tangled up in fishing line and are taken to the LSU Vet School. So sad when that happens.

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    1. Thank you Gail! Yes, it's very sad.

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  14. Indeed, I saw the line at the little swan in the third picture. Luckily they have this nasty line removal. Wonderful post Gunnila!

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    1. Thank you Helma! I saw them again today and they are all doing well.

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