Richard Sweeney

Cygnets on the Calder

Maturing grey cygnet on river spreads white wings
Cygnets take a long time to mature; this group on the river Calder are developing white feathers on their wings, but still retain grey plumage on their bodies . Plus a duck and drake fly in for a water landing.

Cygnet shields fellow sibling beneath extended wing

Mallard drake wings spread coming in to land inches above the water

Mallard drake cleans its wing showing flash of purple plumage