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I’m not a big fan of swans. Graceful yes. Slightly scary and generally annoying, definitely. In fact they used to be my mortal enemy when I used to be a keen fisherman.

But as I came across this mother and her lone cygnet, even I had to admit that it was a rather cute scene; especially as the baby had a feather stuck on it’s beak.

The backwater around Holt Island
Wake up! I’m coming at you with a boat. And a camera!
I intend to follow the development of this little baby swan as it grows, presuming no clumsy oaf trying to take photos in a boat accidentally kills it.


Yes. You look a bit silly with that stuck on your beak.
Not a swan
In fact, they are all at it down on the river at the moment.