Beautiful photos on Flickr by Laurence Arnold showing a Swan and babies. Baby swans, known as cygnets, are often on the water with their mother swan within a couple of days after hatching and will stay close to her for both protection and warmth.
Safe and sound...
Swans are known for defending their young with extreme prejudice. The mother swan will guard her baby swans furiously from predators or any animal that she believes is a threat.
Did you know?... The wings of a swan are very strong making them one of the few heavy birds that is able to fly, even if it is only a short distance.
Info Source(s): a-z-animals | bbc