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Mute Swans – Royals

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in Mute Swans - Royals - (Comments Off on Mute Swans – Royals)

ROYAL MUTE SWANS
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The Graceful, Elegant Waterfowl of the European Royalty..

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Royal Mute SwanRoyal Mute Swan Mature Royal Mute Swans have Deep Orange-Red Beaks,
Dark Grey to Almost Black Legs and Webbed Feet..
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Their Beaks, Legs and Feet are almost Black..
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The Darker Colors help them Blend into the Water
Environment they Typically Live on..
Royal Mute Swan CygnetThe Dark Color may help Protect a few Tiny Fuzzy Cygnets from the Aerial Predators..  The Creamy White Polish Cygnets are Easy to See.
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The Images Below are a Chronology Series of their Growth..
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    Within Less the 24 Hours the Healthy Cygnets are Ready to Swim.
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           Both Parents Check that their Cygnet is WaterProofed. 
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Royal Mute Swan Cygnet      Each Day the Cygnets will Spend more Time on the Water.
Royal Mute Swan Cygnet    They Also will have Several Time to Rest and Nap..  So Cute. 
Royal Mute Swan Cygnet      When the Parents feel they no Longer need the Nest.. They Leave.
Royal Mute Swan Cygnet   Life for these Tiny Swan Cygnets will be Full of Adventures..
                                                                                                               and Perils. 
Royal Mute Swan Cygnet Swan Cygnets are “Precocial.”
Precocial refers to Bird species in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of Hatching. 
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They are “The “Ugly Duckling” of Danish Author,
Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Story.
Royal Mute Swan CygnetI Think they are So VERY Cute !  
Royal Mute Swan CygnetSome Cygnets need to be Hand Raised to have a Chance to Survive.Royal Mute Swan Cygnet The Swans are easier to Care for when they are on their Water.
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Royal Mute Swan CygnetRoyal Mute Swan CygnetSwan Cygnets GROW So Fast.. Visually Changing Every Day.
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Royal Mute Swan CygnetEach Little Cygnet has their Own Personality.
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Royal Mute Swan CygnetIt is Time for True Feathers to Start Emerging.  And some Funny Looks.

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A Mix of Down and Emerging True Feathers.
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Royal Mute Swan CygnetRoyal Mute Swan Cygnet  YEP !  There are Tiny Wing Feathers Coming in..  
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Royal Mute Swan CygnetIf Cygnets Survive the Perils of Summer to 13 Weeks,
They have a Reasonable Chance to Grow to be Adults. 
Royal Mute Swan CygnetLiving on Open Water with their Parent is Best for them.
Their Parents are Teaching them from the Day they Hatch.
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Swan Cygnets that are Hand Raised have Many Instincts that are Common to all of their Kind. 
Innate Behaviors do not have to be Learned or Practiced.

It is Time to Start Looking for New Homes for the Cygnets.
Royal Mute Swan CygnetRoyal Mute Swan CygnetLook at the Feather Change in 20 Days..  
Royal Mute Swan CygnetRoyal Mute Swan CygnetRoyal Mute Swan CygnetThey “Feathered Out” and Ever SO Cute !
Royal Mute Swan CygnetDuring their First Winter the New White Feathers blend with their
Beige Grey-Brown Feather – They Look like Dirty Snow.
Good Camouflage..
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12 Months – One Year Old – Now a Juvenile. 
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“Life itself is the Most Wonderful Fairy Tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen
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Photo Images Compiled by L.M.Sweger March 2020