May 212012
 

Penguin here.

I love this picture. I think it’s absolutely adorable how these downy cygnets are taking a ride on mommy or daddy’s back.

According to AvianWeb.com, cygnets usually hatch between June and July and within 24 hours, they can leave their nest; within 48 hours, they can actually swim and even dive! The parents both take care of their cygnets, feeding and protecting them.

Mute Swan Carrying Chicks on Its Back

Thanks for the ride!

Photo ©2010 il Cantiere, and found on AvianWeb.com

Nov 092011
 

Penguin here.

As we all know, swans are such beautiful birds. They’re elegant and dainty. The way two swans put their heads together even forms a heart! One thing’s for certain too: their chicks are too cute for words. Just look at these fuzzy guys! Look how puffy they are! How about those adorable beaks? I have one word to conclude with here: awwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Super Fuzzy & Adorable Swan Chicks

What a fuzzy family!

Found here: Weather Underground