Wednesday, 3 June 2015

U is for Ugly Duckling

swans and cygnets on the river

A unexpected walk by the river so I only had my camera phone and the zoom, well it's poor quality and grainy but how could I resist showing you.

 U is for Ugly Duckling 

Look at them. Eight of them. But they're not fooling me as mum and dad are there. These are of course not ugly ducklings but cute cygnets.

I got chatting to a local walker who was telling me that he had been waiting for their arrival and that last year this pair of swans who have lived on this stretch of river for about eight years, had not had any chicks. So this year is special and hopefully they will all avoid Mr Mink who also lives around here.

I am almost scared to go back and count as I want them all to make it safely to swan adulthood.

Fingers crossed.
swans and cygnets
cygnets

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ANIMALTALES

30 comments:

Cheryl said...

Fingers crossed. They are still so little. Very cute and not a bit ugly. #AlphabetPhoto

lifeasourlittlefamily said...

My post features beaches in Pembrokeshire. This little van looks cute. I shall remember this for when we go again x

Redpeffer said...

Gosh, that sounds like heaven!

LauraCYMFT said...

My idea of heaven!

InnocentCharmsChats said...

Wow, I love this post, you can hear how much you love it xx

InnocentCharmsChats said...

I LOVE THIS POST - I am so glad to have found your blog through The Gallery - I blog about Corners of my home al the time, I to have little trinkets everywhere I can, I have printers trays/shadow boxes showing my little treasures, I have shells randonmly placed after beach combing, your home is beautifula nd inviting to me and I now want to collect care bears too xx

Susan Mann said...

Wow this place sounds amazing. Heaven x #thegallery

Adventures of a Novice Mum said...

They are so cute; no ugly in sight! :-) #AnimalTales

domesstique said...

Aaaw they are so cute. xxx

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

Oh I hope they don't fall victim to mink as they are so beautiful. Thank you so much for adding them to #AnimalTales and I look foreard to seeing more pictures of them as they grow up.

angela said...

What a beautiful place, sounds like a little bit of heaven

Sarah Bailey said...

What a lovely sounding place, no wonder it is a favourite spot.

Erica Price said...

Sounds like a wonderful place and I think I'd like to try Cafe Môr

Sonia said...

Oh I say I am dying for a beach burger right now!! Amazing!

Andrea Dodd said...

Sounds amazing! I bet you had a great time and enjoyed the burgers too!

Lucie1979 said...

OMG this sounds incredible!! How lovely! xx

Lisa and Stella said...

So gorgeous; what a lovely sight :)

Ness said...

I love looking at menus at any time and I had a nosey at this one. It would have to be a crab roll for me!

Beautyqueenuk said...

OOh I now want a lobster roll, this looks and sounds incredible, id be eating there all the time x

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Oooh I can see why that's your favourite place - I'd be a regular x

Jen Walshaw said...

Oh that looks like an amazing place. We love near the beach and it is my spiritual home!

Bex Smith said...

Oh that looks like a great place - I would be there all the time!

Happy Homebird said...

Thank you! I love collecting bits and pieces. Off to check out your homely corners now, it's great having a nosy :) x

Leona S Fisher said...

Sounds lovely! A place I would definitely love to see.

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Ohh yum, this all sounds delicious and perfect to eat on the beach. so nice. Mich x

Kara said...

I do love the beach and the vans that serve delicious warming drinks after a dip in the sea

Globalmouse said...

Ohh I love this, what a gorgeous looking van. Sounds absolutely idyllic!!

sonya said...

Food always tastes better in the fresh air I think, and what a fabulous setting for lunch!

Zena's Suitcase said...

I really want to visit Pembrokeshire, it sounds like it has a lot to see! I love the sound of Cafe Mor, not sure I'd try everything thou. I'm a bit of a woos when it comes to food

Ickle Pickle said...

I live near here - I am going to hunt out this van! Kaz x

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