Monday, 3 June 2013

Baby swans in the canals of Rijswijk, Holland


Few weeks ago the biggest event in the area around my house were the big news that there are new born baby swans... Since last autumn/winter a swan family lives/swims in the canal in front of our house and now for over a month they go on wet walk with their fluffy little ones! So instead of the usual ducklings this spring you may admire the grey little babys...Do you also have to smile and think of the fantastic fairy-tale of Hans Christian Andersen "The ugly duckling", which was actually a swan baby? I had an absolouteyl beautiful book with his tales (inherited from my mum) and loved all of them! The family started with 7 little ones, but since one week only 3 children are accompanying the parents. As you may see sometimes the swim in the watre is perfect line, but sometimes (when they eat) its freestyle positioning....
Last week I have also met a family of Canadian geese with their little ones in the park I go jogging!

11 comments:

Barb said...

So fluffy and sweet. I notice there is an unhatched egg in the nest. I hope you can watch them grow, Jana.

betchai said...

oh, they look so elegant and confident

Saucy Kodz said...

Did the other babies live and did the other egg hatch. They are so cute. The first thing I thought when I saw them was my Mother reading "
The Ugly Duckling" to me as a child and later reading it to myself. I loved that book. I am amazed that you have Canadian Geese in your park. Now, I am wondering, because it would have been a heck of a flight, or Canadian Geese being introduced to your area. This is like having a sweet Canadian near you. :) Thank you Jana for this post, which I adored.

Filip and Kristel said...

Cute picture of the swam train, careful that mum doesn't attack you.

Greetings,
Filip

Lies said...

Schattig, Jana ! 't Kon Brugge zijn...
Er ligt nog één ei in 't nest...
Lie(f)s.

stardust said...

Perfectly lovely! The formation of the swan family, ripples of water, reflections… I feel warmth and gentle breeze and feel so happy for both the swan babies and the people watching them.

Yoko

Red Nomad OZ said...

Isn't it strange - the black swans from downunder have cygnets that look exactly the same!!

Dietmut said...

je kan het zien, het zijn trotse ouders. Mooi genomen Jana. Nog een fijne zondag - helaas komt hier de zon niet door - Groetjes Dietmut

helen said...

Those are real beauties.

EriKa Napoletano said...

Nice landscapes.Compliments. Kisses

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,
toll, dass Du eine so hübsche Schwanenenfamilie gleich bei Dir am Haus hast.
LG
J+C