Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Cygnets at Slimbridge




On Monday we went to our local wetlands centre at Slimbridge. We have a membership, and we always go at around this time of year to see the ducklings. Actually, we were a bit too early for most of the ducklings (so we'll just have to go again!) but we did see some adorable cygnets. They could barely stand up with any degree of stability but they were so like little swans in other respects, e.g. that very typical movement of tipping their heads backwards to scratch themselves.

When we passed by a little later on, this pair had settled down to snooze on the grass:



17 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Can I say a loud squeaky-voiced "awww"? Those are so beautiful and you've captured them really nicely. Hope your week is going well. Love from London xo

Rachel said...

Sounds like a great day - although, did you freeze? It's been really chilly where we are recently!

No Longer 25 said...

Wow these are the cutest! This would be prefect for my Friday 'Happiness Is...' link up if you'd like to join in. http://www.nolonger25.com/p/happiness-is.html

Hope you're having a fabulous week,
Jade

Bibliomama said...

Also, I love the word 'cygnets'. :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Ahhh! these are so cute!

Chef E said...

They are so cute!

Around here you will see the Canadian Geese and their young all over around this time through June, all fuzzy wuzzy, so cute!

Kazzy said...

Awwww. Last week I took my 5-year olds to feed baby ducks on campus. It was so sweet.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

So precious! I had 6 baby ducks when I was little. They're proof spring has sprung.

Dave King said...

Fabulous place. Beautiful photographs.

Rabbit Hole Report said...

Precious! Not to mention warm and fuzzy. Thank you!

emma said...

oh they are just too cute. I would have had to fight the urge to smuggle one home under my coat.

Christine said...

I smiled when you wrote that these little swans are 'so like little swans'...:) A delight. What a privilege to see them. Thankyou for the photographs.

Charlotte said...

Eeeeeep! Gosh, they're cute! Thanks so much for posting pictures :)

LambAround said...

Look at those enormous feet! I love them :)

Jenny Woolf said...

I went to Slimbridge for the first time last year and was surprised at how good it was. And what dear little cygnets

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

frantically catching up on blog reading after my trip, so not many comments being made, but I just could not resist thanking you for sharing this sweetie Rachel!

Lilian Nattel said...

awwww how lovely.

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