As promised in my last blog here are the photos of the swans who live in Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey. I love swans and was lucky enough on my first visit to the gardens to see a pair of swans doing the preliminaries of their mating dance. It was so beautiful to watch, and the swans were just oblivious to all the people around them. Surprisingly the people weren’t watching the swans either!
There are two swans in the photo above, they were dipping their heads in perfect synchronization.
It was so beautiful to watch the Swan ‘dance’
After watching these swans for quite a while I went over to the area known as Bushy Ruff, this swan was on his own and obviously did not have a mate this year.
The following photos were taken about a month later than those above, the swans are now proud parents to five cygnets. Again it was lovely to see the little family enjoying the sun in Russell Gardens.
The clutch of cygnets, I would rather call them a ‘cuddle’ of cygnets!!
A beautiful little family.
Below are a few photos of another pair of swans, this time on the Kearsney Abbey lake, they only had one cygnet, but this one was only a day old. So lovely to see all the swans and their families
Cygnets are just so cute.
A very proud Dad, making quite a splash