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Several Swans a-Swimming

Our local wild bird populations certainly seem healthy in spite of the bird flu outbreak.

There’s been a swan family raising their young.

The snow day we had on Saturday covered the ground over night and then continued to sleet all day.


So now was a good time to see how these amazing birds are doing.


The younger birds seem to be adjusting to this short cold spell faintly well.


But meanwhile one of the older birds has a clear mark on the back of its long neck. The feathers show a clear dent. I do hope it wasn’t a dog attack but it’s a possibility.


Meanwhile their neighbours, the Egyptian geese seem pretty friendly.


And those funny footed coots have also done well.


Unfortunately another water area nearby has a slightly unwelcome visitor.


We may have to do something about this new resident!

Do you have any local wildlife that is this appealing?

Is pollution an issue?

10 comments on “Several Swans a-Swimming

  1. The Chaos Realm
    January 6, 2015

    Every year, we have red-tailed hawks that nest in the same tree in our yard. Unfortunately, though, the past two-three years, I’ve had to rescue the fledgings/baby hawks. Yes, lots of problems with pollution here (Sarasota, Florida). Round-up is used like water–even by the city people and those who manage state and city parks, people move here and insist on toxic green lawns, fertilizer run-off, dead zone in the Gulf. And people, even though large old trees are supposedly protected (it’s illegal), they are getting permission to cut them down. All they care about here is catering to the rich and to the developers, not the community as a whole.

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  2. BerLinda
    January 6, 2015

    I feel cold just looking at those poor birdies! And what is it with people and trolleys?!

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  3. Serena @ foodfulife
    January 8, 2015

    beautiful creatures!


  4. Emma Sarah Tennant
    January 11, 2015

    How awful people tip rubbish into beautiful environments. Don’t they notice anything? I love the swans though, I hope they’re not too upset by the intruder.

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    • lizard100
      January 11, 2015

      We should check if its still there. Its such stupid human activity.


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