The couple in the southern end of the lake, raising four brown cygnets, are trying to drive out the other family, which has one cygnet. - Steel Shot or Counseling for "Murderous" Swans?
Unbelievably, the cygnet appeared again, its tiny bill silently grabbing at the air. - The Swans
Despite their efforts, the cygnet was once again able to raise its head above the surface and screech. - The Swans
Up to the mid-1800s, swan marking was akin to cow branding: A unique mark, carved into the beak of a newborn cygnet, designated ownership by a specific, chartered family or organization. - In Her Majesty's Service, Loyal Minion Courts the Queen's Swans on Thames
Carl de Souza/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The uppers collected a cygnet swan during their trip. - Counting the Queen's Swans