Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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: