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Feeding the Family of Five

Beautiful family discipline ... exceptionally. Usually one was out of line.


I spent a delightful time with the family yesterday evening. The light was bright, but the swans came to me in a shaded portion of the lake, so I could avoid them whiteing out.


I had brought some bread, I thought for the hard pressed parents, but the cygnets competed for it. I was amused that the parents scrambled for it on equal term, but did not take it off the youngsters if they got it first.

The male hissed at me when I took too long (because I was taking pix). I thought he was threatening to come out and see to me for being slow ....

(Repost -- in case you have not seen it.)


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Taken on June 4, 2007