Sunday, 8 September 2013

Flying Tonight

Was fortunate enough to be on the Merryton bridge today when Penny decided to get the cygnets to start flying training. 

The Northerly breeze was ideal to allow the right kind of conditions for flying into the wind.

Penny led the way, showing them what she wanted by flying about 3 foot from the surface.

The cygnets did the business, but only by running along the surface and using their wings for lift, they did not actually take to the air completely.

Their progress was watched closely by Penny and Popeye who was bringing up the rear, 

since he is in full molt and will not be able to fly for about another 10 days. With a six foot wingspan they need all the space they can get. The sequence of pics tells the story.


Greenleaf said...

This site justs gets better and better--well done Joe.

jayteescot1 said...

Thank you kindly, glad you enjoy it !