This lone chick of the 5 in the nest braved the water for the first time this afternoon, closely guarded by the male mute swan as the female watched nervously.
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The series “A day in the life of a swan family” can be seen on my website
First swim! swan chick and male swan, Tinnahich, County Carlow, Ireland has been featured in the following groups: The Birds 16th May 2012 Nature In Its Entirety 5th February 2013 Speaking Photos 3rd November 2015