NZ swans

Going through our boxes here on board, we found my CDs of photos from my trip to New Zealand in 2010.
With our resident swan sitting on her eggs here, I remembered taking these during my stay in Napier.
No zoom was used here. I could get so close, they took the bread out of my hands, and showed no aggression towards humans when we got close to their babies.
Enjoy my memories.
courting swans 2 courting swans 2 swans
Courting couples

mother and cygnets black swans and babies feeding black swans
Family groups

swans in a line beautiful beautiful 2
Mums and offspring

single black swan up close black swan and cygnets
Just beautiful

and of course their babies:
cygnet cygnets 3

Whereas in the UK it’s unusual to see black swans in  great numbers,  in NZ, it’s unlikely you’ll see any white ones!
Funny how the cygnets are all grey and fluffy though.

(More Swan posts to come later)

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to NZ swans

  1. scifihammy says:

    Lovely photos 🙂 I do like black swans. Only see swans in nature reserves here, as far as I know.

  2. How cool that you could get so close to them!

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    They are so beautiful

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