A few days ago on the grounds of the Beloiel Chateau, where I met the Prince (see an earlier post), my friend and I happened upon some rather pretty birds. One beautiful swan made her presence known, and I must say, I was a little sad for here, as she was alone.I suppose everyone knows that swans tend to live in long-term pairs — life-long, I’ve heard.
There are a lot of little ponds on the grounds, all man-made, I assume, and many are very sheltered from the wind and most predators.
At least one of the ponds is called “a haven for non-migratory ducks.” On one of the smaller ponds, in a very private setting, we found a mother duck and her babies. The babies were swimming virtually pressed against the feathers of their mother, mainly because my friend and I were getting too close taking photos.