Silent Sunday: Swans and Siestas

swan parents and their four cygnets preening and feeding in the shallows of the river
swan parents with four cygnets by the river
four cygnets in feeding in the shallows of a tidal river

Waking from their afternoon nap the swans and cygnets enjoy a preen and feed in the shallows of the river.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/320 s – ISO 125, f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 160.

Silent Sunday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Siesta

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

23 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Swans and Siestas”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Karina, it’s so lovely to see them feeding and exploring πŸ’š


    1. Thank you kindly dear Christine. They’re on a tidal river and the local people and River Trust help to keep an eye out for them and arrange nutritional and veterinary care in case they need it πŸ’š

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  1. Our Trumpeter swans on the nearby lake now have two cygnets. I fear that they may have lost one or two. They are about the same size as the ones in your photos maybe a bit bigger. They are absolutely white! Maybe that is a thing with Trumpeter swans. Anyway have a good week Xenia!

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    1. Thank you dear Anne and so lovely to hear you have cygnets on the lake too! It’s possible that only two eggs were fertilised and here’s hoping they’ll have a long and healthy life ahead of them. Wishing you a very good week too and please give Biasini a big pat from us all πŸ’– xxx


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