Wordless Wednesday: Building a Nest

a swan pair swimming closely together on the river
a cob building a nest on a small river island with the pen feeding below
a cob building a nest on a small river island with the pen feeding below

Following on from our earlier post Swan Love, the cob (male swan) is building the nest whilst the pen (female swan) is feeding on extra minerals in the river below.

We wish you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/6.3 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200 and f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Water Water Everywhere #72

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.

19 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Building a Nest”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s so lovely to see 💚 Wishing you a peaceful rest of the day to too and much love from our house to yours 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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  1. Lovely photos of your swans. Nice to see them again. The trumpeter swans on the pond near us are back too. The odd thing is there are THREE swans. Does the cob have a harem? or does the pen have two cobs. I have never seen three swans before. What do you think about this combination? Could one be a baby from last year?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne 💛 It’s common for juvenile swans (who aren’t yet breeding) to form or join a flock and sometimes youngsters return to a nesting site if their parents have perished or chosen to nest elsewhere. I don’t know whether you’ll be able to get close enough to see whether the trumpeter swans are male or female and what kind of age they are. If this is last year’s breeding pair with one of their cygnets, the youngster’s feathers won’t be completely white yet 💚 xxx

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