Yes, the above pictures look like similar pictures but there were two different black swan families at Lake Morton in late April. Both had triplets. One of the families had darker babies and the other family’s babies still had lighter gray heads. They were all floating around the same area near the swan pens.
Both families started to float closer together near the vegetation and a scuttle started. The parents were not happy being so close together. The darker baby family chased the lighter gray family back over to their side of the pond. I tried to get all of the action but they were to close to fit them all in and it happened so fast.
The lighter gray babies hurried over to their side and then relaxed and started to preen and take baths.
This baby looked so elegant as she started to preen and fluff her feathers.
The darker gray baby family headed out across the pond. It was fun to sit back on the grass and watch all of the swans going about their day. I’m sure it’s a tough job raising kids on this lake much less three at a time.