Then, mid-summer I begged my husband to go back to the same pond to see if I could find the wild swans again. He didn't think they would still be there, but again ,we were thrilled to see the a second time! (I also wrote another blogpost of seeing them again).
Well, as you may have guessed by now, I begged my husband again to go and see if we could find them. He assured me that there was NO way they would still be in the same pond after raising their young and that by this late in the autumn, they would be long gone from the U.P.
And, thank goodness he was WRONG.
Lo and behold, they were there, and their babies were now full grown (although light gray in color rather than white, like their parents).
They were shy and didn't stay out in the open long when they spotted us. And, my zoom had to strain to see them clearly as they were wayyyyy back in the far side of the pond. But I was SO happy to get one more chance to see them and photograph them.
Look CLOSE, in the front of Mama and Papa swan and you will see the gray youngsters:
I see ONE of the babies in this shot:
There is one baby to the left of the parents in this shot: