We’ve never ever seen as many swans as when we are traveling in England.

Along the river Thames we enjoyed seeing quite a few.

This was a feeding frenzy. You are able to buy bags of food for the swans along the riverfront in Windsor.

Close to this swan swimming along with it’s cygnet we saw another swan who had ruffled it’s feathers.

I’m guessing it thought these Canadian Geese were getting too close.

hereford 095We also saw these Swans and Cygnets on the River Wye.

hereford 097I’m linking to ABC Wednesday for S is for Swans. Thank you Denise Nesbitt and the hard working ABC Team! As we are nearing the end of the alphabet yet again it’s time reveal new logo designed by Troy. You’ll have to click on over and see the fabulous new logo for Round Sixteen! Thank you Troy!

This week I’m getting my swans ducks in a row since we’re having our Thanksgiving feast this Saturday. Our middle son and his girlfriend are coming for the weekend so lots of plans are afoot. Hope to get around and see everyone in between my preparations. Can you believe we are in the second half of November already!!??

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28 thoughts on “Swans

  1. Did you know that HRH Queen Elizabeth II owns all of the swans in the UK, or rather they are deemed as to belonging to The Crown, although there could be a few exceptions as on private estates of the landed gentry!
    Lovely photo’s of the Swans, they are so graceful.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  2. The swans are back in our again after their summer vacation up North. They spend the night in a wildfowl reserve near us and we are on their night flight path. It’s pretty exciting to hear their honking and the sound of their wings whooshing right over your head.
    They are so beautiful and look just “right” in those British rivers.

  3. Oh Ellen, I LOVE this post!! The swans were one of my very favorite things about England when we were there. I know there are some to be found in the U.S., but we never see any in our area. I hope the swans were successful at chasing the Canadian geese away — not trying to be mean, but we have a lot of them here, and they’re so aggressive. The baby cygnets are absolutely precious!! 😀

    Thanks for sharing Ellen and have a great day!



  4. Oh I would have enjoyed that so much. I rarely get to see swans around here. Great photos! How lovely you will be spending your own Thanksgiving with your son and his girlfriend this weekend. I wish you an early Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hi Ellen, I am back to answer your question but first of all thanks for visiting my National Gallery of Art post. No I haven’t been to Hillwood Estate and Gardens yet but it’s on my bucket list, hopefully in the Spring.

  6. Beautiful photos of such beautiful creatures. I love the one with his feathers ruffled, and, of course, the mama swan with her cygnets.

    Happy (early) Thanksgiving to you! Have a lovely celebration!

  7. Swan cygnets are such fluffy bundles of cuteness. I’ve never thought about the number of swans before but you are right wherever there is water in England there are swans.

  8. I don’t remember seeing swans while visiting England, but maybe at that time I wasn’t so keen a birder to watch out for them. But what you have here pictured is amazing! Even for non-birders, this must be some memories. Hope some of these would fly and migrate over here. 😉

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