Seven swans a swimming

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They grow up so fast.  Baby black swans that are teenagers at this point.

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It’s nice to see more black swans around the lake.

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Looks like this swan was getting restless,watching for her babies to hatch.

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I took so many pictures of these little guys.  They were very curious.

Most of the swans were nesting when I walked around Lake Morton in late April. Only a few babies had been born and they were already all grown up. The city has each nest roped off so people don’t get too close.  The swans can be very aggressive if you come near the roped off area.

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“A hundred swans a swimming”

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One of the juvenile swans born this past spring. They are the size of the adults but don’t have their white feathers yet or orange beaks.  I only saw 4 there a few weeks ago. I thought I had read that 7 were released back to the lake. They may have just been sleeping under a bush somewhere else.

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It looks like this one was posing.

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“Hey, wait for me.”

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They came close to me looking for a handout.

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Getting a drink.

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“Ha Ha, you’re funny lady.”

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Last one of the four I saw that morning.

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A mottled gray version of the black swan.

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An adult mute swan taking a bath.

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Black swans on the lake.

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One of the two black neck swans at the lake. The other was a little farther back.

The morning was perfect. A decent breeze for mid-August over the lake. I hadn’t seen the juvenile swans since they were tiny babies so I had to go back before the winter to see them before they were all white. They were very curious, coming close to me. The lake was full of swans in all colors. Black, white, gray and fuzzy baby tan.

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