30 Days Wild – Day 22 Swans on Regent’s Canal

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness!

Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets of wildlife that are all around us, and we pass by every day. So I am enjoying this challenge as a way to stay more present to my surroundings and to notice what wildlife already forms part of my daily life.

30 Days Wild Day 22 – Swans on Regent’s Canal

I walk along Regent’s Canal most days and have been following the development of a pair of swans and the cygnets that they are bringing up, on the canal. The first time I spotted them, they were emerging from under a bridge that was covered in graffiti. The photograph I took on June 2nd captured urban wildlife in a nut shell.

Swans and Cygnets on Regent’s Canal

Now, just under three weeks later I have taken some more photographs of the ‘family’.

The swans are not the only birds that are on the canal. There are also moorhens and coots raising families of chicks and geese with goslings.

The simple pleasure of walking along the canal and seeing the changes in the plants and the wildlife each week is so rewarding for me.

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