I did a little blog earlier in the year about the time I was fortunate enough to be on the beach in Derrynane last year when I experienced a few magical moments when I saw a pair of swans teaching their nearly grown cygnets how to fly. It was a fascinating few moments with the young cygnets flying quite erratically for a while until, with their parents help they became quite proficient.
I checked on the swans near Derrynane again over the weekend and as you can see this year’s young are now almost fully grown and I just hope that I will see them on flying exercises again this year.
I am wondering when they will be fully white and also when their beaks will turn to a kind of salmon colour like their parents. Perhaps there is an expert out there!
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