Meadow sweet and greater willow-herb grew on the bank and bees were busy seeking nectar.
I read-up on the preen gland and reviewed the video I'd made of preening cygnets. Is it instinct that leads them to find the preen gland and to know the importance of caring for their plumage? The adults had moments of preening, the cygnets seldom ceased. The video caught the integrity of the family group: the oneness of the cygnets and the vigilance and protectiveness of their parents.