The Mute Swan family finally came out into the open and on the easier side of the lake so I could get some pictures.
They drifted toward me and Dad quickly took the point between me and the young brood which is quickly getting near full size.
Hard to believe that back in May this bird looked like this...
...and is already grown to this.
I was checking on the facts about Mute Swans and it appears that there are often different colors in the young, either gray or white. Doesn't seem to be any reason. They all turn out pure white when grown.
Nice to see then looking big and healthy. I will be continuing to follow their progress when I can.