• Claire Stott

3 week old cygnet

Our little Mute Swan cygnet is now around 3 weeks old, and growing rapidly!

Now that it has grown stronger and has survived the first and most vulnerable weeks of it’s life, the parents have relaxed their guard, although they are still careful not to let the cygnet stray too far from their sides.

One of the parent birds


Keeping a careful eye on her cygnet


As the family spent time in the harbour gap this morning, the cygnet fed on the vegetation in the shallow water by the water’s edge, allowing me to get some close up images that I have been waiting for.

Feeding beside one of the parents


Cygnet portrait


Stretching up


Dabbling in the water


Little and large


Cygnet


A beakful of vegetation


Behind the grass


Curious cygnet


Feeding on algae


Cygnet at 3 weeks old


— All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography 2018 © http://www.greyfeatherphotography.com

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