Swanning Around with a Cygnet

Swanning Around with a Cygnet

 

Coy Parenting Tactics

 

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Late Evening Snacking                                                                                                         ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

A young swan or cygnet is cuteness factored by three, or maybe thirty three. Baby animals have a special place in our heart. Young swans swaddled in fluff and curiosity giving them an extra high heart rating. They wreak of softness and innocence. Exposure and vulnerability. We just want to swoop them up and cuddle. But that is best left to swan parents.

Adults mate for life and have years together to finesse parenting. Harmonious in their relationship, together they safeguard their offspring. After up to 150 days the youngster can take flight. If you are on a large waterway when a cygnet is present the parents will remain between humans and the babe. This is done with the utmost of coyness. They swoon into position so gracefully, you may not even realize an invisible, protective shield has been raised. One that they will fiercely defend, if under pressure. But who can resist mother nature at it’s finest? You will be so emotional over the entire scene of youth, guardianship, attachment and perennial bonding you will not notice the defensive positioning. A cygnet being nurtured along on the waterways of life.

For more on swans and their habitat, see also:

Swans A Trumpeting

Salton Sea – American White Pelican

Swans A Trumpeting

 

 

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mute swan cygnet
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