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Swan Lake

Not many things are prettier than the grace of a swan. On the lake of the Palacio Real de la Almudaina in Palma we have a brace of white swans – years ago there was a pair of black swans, but one died and the other one got into a severe depression and had to be moved to a home for widowed swans. Recently, the pair of white swans have grown into, one can only assume, a happy family of five. Three little swan babies, or is it chicks, have hatched a few weeks ago. The proud parents show off their brood happily to the visitors, begging for attention and perhaps for food as well. I think we should not feed the swans but I definitely think you should go and see the regal offspring next time you make your way to Palma. It is such a pretty, graceful and soothing sight.

We are so lucky to be blessed with such marvels of nature, right at our doorstep, so to speak.

The photos were taken in Palma, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: July 10th, 2012. The time was 12:45:37 and 12:46:48, respectively.

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  1. I believe a young swan is called a cygnet.
    By the way, I’m an avid reader of your blog, sat wishing I was in Mallorca, rather than the wet UK.

  2. We too have a family of swans in our local park here in Renfrew, Scotland. The Cob or male Swan, the Pen or female Swan and their offspring or Cygnets. I also wish I was in Mallorca rather than a very wet Scotland.

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