Monday, 2 March 2015

"There once was an ugly duckling............ with feathers all stubby and brown"

Juvenile swans preening.

A swan? Me a swan? Ah go on!
Beautiful birds to see... ugly ducklings they are not.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday and Saturday's Critters

25 comments:

Photo Cache said...

what a very cool shot.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Wow, that's an amazing shot! How interesting that these two birds do exactly the same thing at the same time! Very cool!

ladyfi said...

Marvellous shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

When I was a child, on Saturday morning's we listened to the radio and that was the lovely song they played at that time a lot. Now that brings back memories. This shot is like synronised preening.

Hannah said...

I can't tell if they are brownish or just muddy. How funny that they are copying each other. I always admire how their wings make such majectic ridges on their backs.

Findlay Wilde said...

Looking forward to seeing some cygnets this year. One of the cutest chicks.

Adam Jones said...

Always a joy to see Andrew.

Marie said...

Wonderful photo!

Frank said...

Nice one Andrew. It won't be long before they look like their parents.

eileeninmd said...

I do love seeing the swans, great shot!

Andrea Priebe said...

Wouldn't you love to be able to contort like that. These are great shots, Andrew and I agree, there is nothing ugly about the young swans.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Breathtaking said...

Super shots of the young swans.

HansHB said...

Beautiful serie!
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Neil said...

Great shot.

Nora said...

Beautiful Photos! I never think they are ugly.

edenhills said...

Not ugly at all. They are adorable!

Pat said...

Wonderful capture of these two preeners.

CountryMouse said...

It's almost like there is a mirror there. Lovely shot.

Susan said...

Great post and shot Andrew! The twists and turns swans get themselves into when preening is fascinating :D)

Pantherka said...

This is a wonderful Andrew.

Polly said...

Synchronised preening. A Beautiful picture.

eileeninmd said...

On no, they are not ugly at all. Great shot! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely, it's almost a reflection!
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Jane Hards Photography said...

Magnificent captures

carolann said...

Magnificent takes.