Wordless Wednesday: Snow Swans

seven cygnets feeding in the snowy river shallows with one of their parents
seven cygnets feeding in the snowy river shallows with on of their parents
seven cygnets feeding in a circle around a small island covered in snow
close up of a late developing cygnet feeding from a snowy river bank

The cygnets are nine months old now and the extreme weather is likely to keep them on the river a little longer. Their parents are still happy to have them here and so are we.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #187: Water

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.

22 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Snow Swans”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Laurie πŸ’œ The swans go out to sea and when they’re ready to fledge, the parents will encourage the cygnets to join a flock of juveniles further along the coast. They usually stay in a flock with other juveniles until they’re old enough to find a mate with whom they’ll choose a nesting site to start their own family.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š We have sleet and hail today and Eivor and Pearl are taking it easy 😴 Hope you are all safe and warm too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Karina, they’re looking so well and I’m glad the parents are happy to have them stay on during the storms πŸ’š

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lisa, the bottom swan has done especially well under the circumstances. One of the last ones to hatch and a late developer, he’s thankfully still with us and growing his white feathers too πŸ’›

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