Weekly Photo Challenge: New

DSC_0005This tiny cygnet was certainly new to this world when I first managed to capture him on camera.

DSC_0064I don’t suppose it would be long though before he was hitching a ride like one of the brood of cygnets we came across on the River Yonne.

DSCF3280This tiny fledgling blackbird had just taken his very first flight after dropping out of the nest his parents had made next to our french windows.  I know he looks like a thrush but apparently all blackbirds are speckled when first born.

DSCN2052And these tiny lambs were still being nursed under heat lamps at a local farm.  So sweet I may never eat lamb again…

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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19 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: New

  1. Beryl Ramsey says:

    I love your photos, especially the one of the fledgling blackbird.

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    • Sandra says:

      Thanks Beryl. I love taking photos of birds but usually I’m not quite fast enough. I think this poor fledgling was too shocked and exhausted to move before I reached for the camera. 🙂

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  2. Such adorable little newbies, Sandra. The tiny cygnet is so fluffy. 🙂

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  3. I knew this was your entry as soon as I came across the swan photos. 🙂 Cute and apt choices, Sandra.

    janet

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  4. Joyce says:

    That is exactly the way I feel even about hunting deer and elk here in Colorado. I don’t like seeing photos of hunters shown with their ‘prize’ lying dead at their feet. I guess it is because with us having mountain property here in Colorado we see deer herds all the time up on our lot and they all are protected by covenant rules up there from hunters. There is no hunting allowed in the private properties up there, and we always have little fawns and their mamas seen around there grazing.

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  5. Oh thank you for sharing these shots of these new additions to our world. Nature sure produces beauty for our eyes to enjoy. Wishing you a Happy New Year!!!

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  6. That darling little cygnet. I know what you mean about the lambs….best for me not to think too much about that!

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  7. Baby animals are so sweet. I especially love the cygnets getting a ride on their mother’s back.

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    • Sandra says:

      I wish the mother swan had come a little closer so I could get a clearer pic but they’re notoriously protective of their young. As it was, the male swan (cob is it?) had already attacked an innocent passer-by on the tow-path and had to be man-handled back into the water by someone far braver than I. 🙂

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  8. Mama Zen says:

    That first shot is just precious!

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  9. Great photos Sandra. I didn’t know either that blackbirds were that color when they were small. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  10. These are all so adorable! 🙂

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  11. estelea says:

    So lovely. THanks for sharing, a very sweet way to start the week 🙂

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