It’s hard to believe this tiny little bird will someday grow to be a 20+ pound mute swan with a 7 foot wingspan! These little guys never leave their parents sides in the early stages of their life. Eventually, the parents will chase them from their lake and they’ll be on their own. It was cute to watch these guys emulate everything their parents were doing. I took this a few years ago on Lake Ames in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Kodak Z712 IS digital camera.