Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MUTE SWANS IN ENGLAND


When I recently saw all the Tundra Swans in North Carolina, it reminded me of the Mute Swans we saw when we were in England in 2015.  They were in St. James Park in London.   
These I am sharing again as I am also trying to transfer favorite photographs from my old blog which I love to look back on.   Embedded in my memory, cast in stone so to speak, is the joy of seeing the swans with their cygnets that day.  When I look at my old photos those feelings come flooding back.

















Added note: I am getting a real good education on identifying these beautiful birds.  My thanks to Eileen of Viewing Nature with Eileen for helping me.  I had at first identified them as Trumpeter Swans, but realized after refreshing my memory, that these are Mute Swans.  I have corrected my post.  I also borrowed the same illustration that I found for my Tundra Swans post. I should have remembered to look at that first, and my thanks again to Eileen.  I always appreciate my blogging friends' help with correct ID.

Enjoy your day and thank you for looking at these old photos.



32 comments:

  1. So sweet to see the young ones!

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  2. That is a really impressive family. We are much more likely to see a pair of cygnets rather than a gaggle like that.
    And hooray for the memories a photo can trigger.

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    1. Even this was a rare gift for me. We were there at a time when there were several bird families swimming around in the pond.

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  3. Hello, Denise. I did not know the Trumpeter Swans were in England. I thought they had the Mute Swans and or the Whooper Swans. The photos are beautiful, they are lovely birds. Wishing you a great day and week ahead.

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    1. Hi Eileen, thank you VERY much for steering me in the right direction. They were in fact Mute Swans and I have corrected my ID. Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  4. Magnificent birds. Like looking at old family photos.

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    1. Thank you, always fun to look at the old photos :)

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  5. those babies are adorable. I feel what you felt when I see the mama ducks walking across the street with the babies walking behind, just like these swimming cygnets following mama in the water. Excellent photos of these gorgeous birds.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I am happy you enjoyed my photos and this adorable swan family :)

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  6. Beautiful swans. You taught me that the beaks are what differentiates the swans.

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  7. Wonderful set of photos well done. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, we are well and hope the same for you :)

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  8. Oh they are beautiful and thank you for the description of the different types!

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    1. You are very welcome Tanya, so glad you enjoyed :)

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  9. Gorgeous birds, Denise. Not an ugly duckling among them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. They are beautiful birds. They look so clean and white and the babies are so cute. Fabulous photos too. Photos are great for bringing back feelings.

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    1. Thank you Diane :) Glad you enjoyed my photos. and I agree about these beautiful birds.

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  11. Lindo são umas aves com muita elegância.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Eu concordo com esses pássaros elegantes. Obrigado e desejo-lhe um final de semana muito feliz, e também envie um abraço :)

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  12. It is my pleasure to look at your photographs, Denise. Keep it up.
    The birds are beautiful, I miss seeing them in real life.

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  13. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful set of images of the Swans, they are such graceful birds, a bird I find very difficult to get perfect images from, it's so easy to burn out the white.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John, and I have taken many photos of white birds where they haven't come out as well. I am very happy these did.

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  14. They are beauties, and they know it.

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