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July 16, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Under mom and dad’s watchful eye

Swans and young

One of my favourite subjects. I love swans. I adore everything about them. Here mom and dad are keeping a very close watch on their youngster. And heaven help anyone or anything that gets too close.



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  1. Reinhardt / Jul 16 2013 11:34 pm

    Lovely shot! Very cute!

  2. RunnerDuck / Jul 17 2013 12:06 am

    Very nice to see, we don’t get Swans on our little island., thanks.

  3. Gallivanta / Jul 17 2013 12:54 am

    Lovely The paradise ducks in our parks are the same; ferociously protective.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 17 2013 9:26 am

      Nature is horribly tough. I think it does touch something inside us and give us a connection to see creatures so different to us with the same basic instincts to protect their young.

      • Gallivanta / Jul 17 2013 9:41 am

        Yes, so true. I have watched the paradise ducks with their young and thought, ‘oh so that’s how to be a good parent; wish I had seen this earlier!”

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