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Black Australian Swan Cygnets Learning to Feed, 2

In addition to the cygnets being pretty cute as they learned to feed, watching the constant motion of the parents and the little ones was rather comical.

Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents
Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents

Bottoms up is the only way for the swans to get the grass in the deeper water, which also shows off their enormous feet.

Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents
Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents

The cygnets certainly swam a lot further during feeding than the parents, around and around.

Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents
Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents

Most of the time one adult had a head up and they all stayed pretty close together.

Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents
Black Australian Swan Cygnets and Parents

Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumpter SC
May 20, 2021

Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet

One Black Australian Swan pair had a single cygnet on my recent visit to Swan Lake and Iris Gardens.

 Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet
Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet

The youngster was all about practicing his swimming skills.

 Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet
Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet

He didn’t get too far from the parents, who were quick to catch up with him if he paddled off.

 Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet
Black Australian Swans with One Cygnet

Just a little ball of fluff, he exhibited no concern about forging ahead.

 Black Australian Swan Cygnet
Black Australian Swan Cygnet

Owned and operated by the City of Sumter, SC, Swan Lake Iris Gardens is home to all eight known species of swan.