Ugly Ducklings?

Today I finally got to meet the babies. I’ve been seeing these swans on my daily walks for a couple of months now. Momma swan seems so happy to be finally off that nest! The dad swan was good about trading duties with her. Her right foot is half gone, so she doesn’t walk very well. She was using her left foot to scrape the bottom and kick up stuff for the babies to eat. When I showed up, she brought them over without hesitation. Seeing them was a nice little spring event!


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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2 Responses to Ugly Ducklings?

  1. You take such good pictures!
    I never understood why baby swans are called Ugly Ducklings, because I think they’re really beautiful: that blend of grey and white plumage!


  2. Chartan says:

    I think they’re called ugly <>ducklings<> because they don’t look like ducklings, they look like baby swans.


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