Friday, 14 August 2009

Pre-flight exercises

At exactly 3 months old, the Cygnets are being encouraged by the Pen to exercise their wings and strengthen their muscles. Today I watched her put them through their paces and spurting around at an amazing rate of knots. Both the adults encouraged the cygnets to propel themselves along as though to take off and extend their wings at the same time.

The flight feathers are not quite up to the job of flight, but the exercises are preparing them for Septembers critical flying lessons.

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