This hike was 15km from Woerden to Kockengen.
With the arrival of what seems to be an early Spring here in The Netherlands, I have been outside with the camera trying to improve my skills. I captured some of these on my walk to the local pond. These birds are all acting like Spring is here to stay.
Today feels like Spring 17C (62F) and the crocus are blooming in public spaces where we live.
In fact the whole world seemed alive with this warm weather.
We normally see swans in pairs as they are placed in those largely romantic settings around castles.