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Most walkers have admired the 8 cygnets at the Biel Burn, tended by their parents. 

After about five to six weeks, the cygnets start to grow some proper feathers. These appear to first develop in the region of their growing wings, on their shoulders and then in the vicinity of their tail; after that, their belly and sides. Over the next few weeks, their entire body will moult the rest of their fluffy down and replace with feathers. The last place for the feathers to appear is on the head and neck.

This great photo was taken by Elaine Porteous. 

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