'S' is for Swan


6 comments so far...

Anker Heegaard March 30, 2010, 03:26 AM
Nice shot :)
maf04 March 31, 2010, 03:11 PM
Superb.
mramshaw March 31, 2010, 05:49 PM
Anker, @maf04, thank you for the kind comments.
Sonja June 20, 2017, 02:01 PM
LOL -- what a clever title!
I thought "Schwan"as we write it in german, orgins from what the bird gives forth when it feels the minimum distance is violated: "Shhhhhhhhh"

BTW, your tags are a little off, this guy is a Cygnus olor....

Fizgig plus June 20, 2017, 06:30 PM
Elegant bird... Great title =}
mramshaw June 20, 2017, 10:01 PM
Thanks for the comments, the 'S' is really for Sesame Street!

Sonja, what you said rang so many bells, I have read lots of stories about the mute swans in Lost Lagoon (Stanley Park, Vancouver).

For instance, like all ground-nesting birds they suffer greatly from off-leash dogs so some areas are now fenced-off.

Now that they are more protected, numbers are a problem.

I usually go by the range charts in the bird books, but these guys are introduced.

Which may explain why their flight feathers are clipped ...

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