These are babies from this Spring. The gray one in the middle was quite dark until this visit and is now getting more white. I thought maybe he was a male as he stayed gray so long but I really don't know for sure. They remembered me ( I saved one of these from the jaws of a turtle if you remember the post-ha! ) They are all lookin' fine now!
There were no parents with them and I know that because the parents have coal black feet that are huge! And the Father limps from a twisted knee. So I believe they are on their own now. There are 3 siblings and 2 other youths today from another parent couple. Apparently the young stay together once the parents let them be on their own.
They are so big and beautiful now. I did give them bits of bread like when they were little but then suddenly one became agressive and came towards me. I ran but turned around and snapped a picture anyway-ha! This is why if you are not used to Swan behavior, you should never approach them. They are VERY aggressive and can take the end of your finger off or pinch your leg to blood. I have no wounds but only because I am so familiar with their posturing and can tell when they are in attack mode.
Bye bye Swan babes!
Notice how large they are next to that bench hubby made that can seat 3 people!
Thanks for coming to visit our backyard sanctuary. Blessings to you all.
My heart to yours...