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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

One way of crossing the river

 Walking alongside the river Lee in East London, I saw this swan carrying two cygnets on her back. This was a first for me.


 They were safely transported to the other side of the river where they copied their Mum's actions and had a good preening session.

21 comments:

  1. She has her natural pram, so sweet. Mostly they have more kids, hope she hasn't lost some, she can't take more on her back I think.

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  2. I can see you come from the city, I see it all the time at the Thames when Swans have young. Lot of time there are more than that. Nice set of photos

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  3. Aren't they lovely. I think we only have black swans here, and I've not seen them carry their young on their backs. That is not to say they don't.

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  4. ha ha

    so cute

    the babies are so adorable

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  5. What a wonderful catch! I love this, having never seen it, either. Thanks for sharing your find with me. :-)

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  6. Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love the first photo where it looks like her wing is holding them. Our state bird, the loon, carries her babies on her back but the they are much smaller than the swans. These look as if they might outgrow their ride soon! How fun to see.

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  8. Cute photos - piggy back ride from mom! :)

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  9. Great photos I have never seen swans carrying their cygnets on their backs.

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  10. I love these shots. I have never seen two having a ride like that. Fantastic!

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  11. That's amazing! What a wonderful thing to see and great photos!

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  12. These are one of a life time captures! It must have made your day:)
    To fill you in about Solvang - the Danish settlers created the town, and in other states, such as Pennsylvania are more of these towns where they recreated buildings, art, etc. from their original homeland.

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  13. Oh my, that is so sweet!

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  14. what a glorious motherly image! I'd say this is rare for us humans to see because I've never seen it in reality or in pictures.

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  15. they must have been really young cygnets -don't think I've ever seen that either.

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  16. What a beautiful capture, Marie. Rather special that you should have spotted it too - well done! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What a rare capture! Lovely to see.

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