28 October 2014

Mute swans










Mute swans, Töölönlahti,
Helsinki 24.10.2014.

I hadn't seen the swan family for a
couple of months. Sadly the family
had lost one cygnet since then.

We had a few cold days last week.
We got a little snow and there was
some ice along the shore. Now it's
 almost 15 degrees Celsius warmer again.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


54 comments:

  1. Lovely shot of this lovely Swan family. At least 3 of them made it.

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  2. Hope the rest make it. Great set of pics.

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  3. Wonderful. ... Hornig the best for the swanfamily.
    Heidrun

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  4. Wonderful photos with some beautiful swans! great!

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  5. Härligt att se svanungarna så där här hinner vi inte se dom byta färg ,för det mesta är dom så långt ute att man inte ser dom ,kram Nette

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    1. Tack Nette! Förra vintern var de i viken ännu i januari för vädret var så milt. Få se hur länge de stannar nu.

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  6. A great series of photos. The swans are very beautiful.

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  7. Such beautiful pictures. Swans are so beautiful and graceful.

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  8. Wonderful pictures of the Mute Swans. I didn't realise the Whooper Swan was Finland's national bird. Thanks for sharing with me.

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  9. My god!!!
    Such beauty!
    Thanks for sharing, Gunilla!
    Amazing images!

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  10. Sad when you see one cygnet or duckling or gosling lost, but it's great there is still one. Wonderful photos!

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  11. Mute swans are pretty. lovely photos.. Enjoy your week!

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  12. Such beautiful "Swan Lake" ... wonderful shots ..
    Best regards, Karin

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  13. I'm wondering then, was it the cold weather the reason for the family's loss maybe? So sad. They're such a regal, elegant bird. And your photos do them justice! Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I don't think the cold is the reason.

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  14. så vackra de är på dina foton. Vi har ännu inte haft någon frost. Det får gärna vänta ett tag till. :)

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    1. Tack Monica! Jag är inte redo för vinter ännu heller.

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  15. They are so graceful and elegant. Too bad about the baby .

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  16. Lovely photos. Sad to hear one of them was lost.

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  17. You've got the honour of being the coldest place I've seen yet. No snow or ice here yet.

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    1. Thank you! We don't have snow or ice at the moment either, but that can change again very quickly. :-)

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  18. Beautiful, graceful birds. So sorry for the loss of the cygnet.

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  19. What a lovely family of swans...I have never seen the young ones grown up.

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  20. Great to see so this family mute swan together.
    Perfect pictures, Gunilla.

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  21. Wonderful photos. The swans are so beautiful.

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  22. How lovely they are! And I also love the first picture in this series.

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  23. Hermosos y elegantes esos cisnes con sus largos cuellos.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you Miguel! They're very elegant birds.

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