Silent Sunday: River Swans and Cygnets

seven cygnets and their swan mother in a moat on the river
swan parents and their cygnets feeding in the river
a swan parent with six cygnets in the shallows of the river
a swan parent and seven of his cygnets feeding in  the shallows of a tidal river

The swan family enjoy feeding on the plants in the river at high tide. The cygnets are now six months old and even the late developing cygnet is showing her first white feathers.

They’ve come a long way since their Welcome to the World.

The parents still seem content to have the cygnets around and they may not fledge until the new year.

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

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

24 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: River Swans and Cygnets”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois, so lovely to see all seven cygnets growing their white feathers πŸ’›πŸ¦’ We raised a glass to your good health yesterday and hope you had a fabulous birthday! 🧑 xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, it’s a real treat to see πŸ’œ Have a wonderful evening and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Karina, it’s so lovely to see them doing so well πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Laurie, we’re very blessed the seven cygnets who made it through the first week are growing into beautiful swans πŸ’› xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sue, it’s lovely to see, and thank you too for hosting this lovely challenge πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Tracy, they’re wonderful swan parents! The tidal river is a healthy feeding ground as well and helps the cygnets build up plenty of muscle when they swim out to sea πŸ’› xxx

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