My fascination with mute swans began with my first sighting in 2009, and it grew stronger when one swan became my favorite. At the time, I didn’t know it was possible to bond with a wild swan.[Read more…]
In June, a photographer friend told me the mute swan pair in the wetlands had produced five cygnets (baby swans). I had not been able to get a good look at the nesting place, and I was excited to learn they had so many.
Ever since my first sighting of a mute swan back in 2009, I’ve kept watch in the nearby wetlands for a nesting pair. I’d seen three cygnets before, but never five! I wondered how many would survive the large number of turtles around here, since turtles are a definite threat to baby swans.[Read more…]