Visitors calling

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Sadly we have lost one of the cygnets, but Mum and Dad came calling today to show off their new family. Any blue metal is our boat so you can see how close they came!

swan and babes 15 5   swan and babes 2 15 5
swan and babes 3 15 5  swan and babes 4 15 5

Mum and Dad on the hunt for food : they rested their chins on the bow but I’m not daft enough to get my fingers in the way!
swan adults 15 5

Cute alert
babes 15 5 babes 2 15 5 babes 3 15 5 You can just see our blue bow, bottom left of this picture.

Fabulous way to start the day, don’t you think?


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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11 Responses to Visitors calling

  1. colinandray says:

    Watching birds in general, and certainly the “babes” offer such a wonderful change of pace doesn’t it? We often go down to our harbour and watch the baby geese and ducks paddling around. Very therapeutic!

  2. scifihammy says:

    Aw they are so cute! And what a treat that they come so close to your boat! 🙂

  3. Sad to hear one is gone, but they are such cute little fluffballs (featherballs?)! Have you fed Mom & Dad at all?

    • Confess we did give them some bread today to get them to come back to the boat, though the ducks descended on it first! Having said that though, I’m pretty sure the swan that came calling every day was checking us out. Today they actually came alongside the boat whilst we were chatting to someone on the pontoon and ‘just ‘presented’ themselves and their babies with no encouragement at all. I came over all emotional!

      • I wouldn’t be able to resist feeding them. I am the person who brings treats to the office dog. I have no shame when it comes to making an animal like me!

      • You’re not alone. When walking the dog in the woods before we moved here, every dog loved me because of the biscuits in my pocket!!

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