I saw a wonderful thing this morning when I pulled back the curtains.
A pair of adult swans and four large cygnets drifting past the boat bow!
Of the six that hatched previously (pic below), there is only one survivor, and he has almost lost all of his grey plumage now. He is also bigger than his parents.
From what I can remember about the life cycle of swans, they don’t breed until their second year.
The adults I saw this morning can’t be last year’s cygnets if this is the case then.
But these four ‘babies’ were glorious to behold and so proud to be between Momma and Papa.
Sadly I wasn’t quick enough with the camera and the two above were from the first brood.