28 February 2015

Mute swans







Mute swans in Helsinki 11.3.2014.

Some photos from last spring when the family
of mute swans returned after the winter away.
There was still ice on the bay and the swans
had to share the open water with the ducks.

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


62 comments:

  1. Very nice visit!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. Mute swans are such beautiful birds. Very nice shots, Gunilla. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Christa! Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Such elegant, romantic birds, and the babies are really getting big! They really grow fast, do people feed them?

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! Yes, people bring bread for the ducks and the swans.

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  4. Flotte bilder av knoppsvaner!
    Her er mitt bidrag: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  5. Beautiful swan and nature shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Great photos, especially your first one!

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  7. HiGunilla. Nice captures. I like the4th photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very nice - and I think swans should be white!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. Ihania kuvia joutsenista. Vallankin ensimmäinen kuva sulatti suorastaan sydämmeni. Vesipisarat näkyivät upeasti joutsenen päässä =).

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    1. Kiitos, Katinka! Upeita lintuja ovat.

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  10. Nice to see your Mute Swans Gunilla. Soon, and like our own swans they will be nesting when the weather warms up a little.

    And of course interesting to hear of your politically incorrect candies!

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    1. Thank you, Phil! One would think there would be more important things, but...

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  11. Beautiful images of this Mute Swans, adult and young swans of one year old.
    I wish you a good Sunday Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you, Irma! Have a peaceful Sunday.

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  12. It is nice that the swans and ducks share their happy place.. Great shots. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a happy week ahead.

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  13. A gorgeous series! Swans are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! It's always a joy to see them.

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  14. Swans and ducks look really comfortable in each others company. Lovely pictures all.

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  15. Lovable creatures, I love them all. Fantastic images Gunilla.

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  16. Beautiful shots, they're so interesting to watch.

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  17. Greetings Gunilla! You took fabulous photos of these very elegant birds. Happy dat to you :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Have a great day.

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  18. What a treat to see your amazing photos. Thank you for stopping by to visit.

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  19. Swans are so graceful to see! Love your shots!

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  20. Halo Gunilla,
    The mute swans have a pretty beak and they are very pretty overall.
    The photographs of the water and the birds are very nice.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! Have a great day.

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  21. You will soon see them again if they return in march.... what a beautiful family!
    Lovely photos!

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  22. I think they love being back outside and enjoy the sunshine

    Have a great week
    Arti

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  23. Such beautiful birds! I can only imagine how amazing it is to see them in the wild.

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  24. The swans are beautiful and the location reminds me of home. It looks as though your spring is a little more advanced than ours, however. Winter has not yet released its grip. We set a record for February temperatures when there was not a single day when the temperature exceed zero.

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    1. Thank you, David! These photos are from a year ago, but we've had a mild winter.

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  25. So beautiful pictures, i really like them!

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  26. Swans are very beautiful and graceful birds. A wonderful couple

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  27. Swans look so beautiful, and you've captured some great photos of them in this post.

    Have a nice day.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I will return your visit (if I haven't visited you already), but please be patient. I might not be able to do so until the weekend. Take care!