Swans in the Big City



 Swans.......

Something I would like to have here on the Farmette, but not sure it would be feasible.  Known for their grace and beauty, swans mate for life and have been featured in novels, mythology, and folklore.  




I came across this fleet of swans while spending some time in the big city.  



While a group of wild swans is called a herd, a group of captive swans is called a fleet.  I went with fleet for this group, as they are not completely wild.  



They even posed for me a few times.  




Comments

  1. You've captured their grace. Year after year the RG comes home to say he saw the swans flying over the lake in migration and he never fails to be in awe of the whistling.

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  2. There's a pond near Cottage with many swans: they are beautiful, but can be pretty impressive when they get out of the water to ask you for bread...

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  3. Beautiful swam. It is as white as milk...

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  4. I love swans. Too many predators in the pond here though I'm guessing :-/.

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  5. Gosh they really are beautiful Michelle, it's such a treat to see the white swans, I don't think I've ever seen white swans in Perth waters , only the black swans.

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  6. Wow, they are so graceful....beautiful. I don't see them around much anymore. I did see a herd sometime back when I was on my way camping.

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  7. Hello, wonderful captures of the swans. They are so graceful and pretty. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  8. I always enjoy seeing the graceful poses of swans! Lovely photos!

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  9. They are nice to watch, so serene.I get flocks of Trumpeters here to watch.

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  10. It was a trick Michelle to get you to them where they then would have flapped and bitten you without mercy. They used to have swans on the lake out back and I would love to reintroduce them, but the price, just to have the kids throwing rocks and sticks at them. Yes, I've become the mean old lady of the lake, yelling at the kids to stop!

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  11. I adore swans. I would worry about predators if I had them on my farm. How many swans were there? I vote for you to have swans! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. I didn't know that thing about "fleet." I always thought of a fleet as a fleet of cars. These are gorgeous birds and your photos are superb!

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  13. Swans are so graceful. I love to watch them. I like the black ones too, they are beautiful.

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  14. They are beautiful! It would be very fun to have them on your property!
    I was in a paddle boat once and one didn't like us there and kept chasing and biting us! Ack! haha.

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  15. Oh, aren't they beautiful. It's never too late to learn, I would have called them a flock but there you go :)

    Diana

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  16. Oh wow! They're pretty! We have trumpeter swans that land in a pond in the next town every year. The elementary school kids used to make a big deal of it and a couple of my kids have t-shirts that were made to honor them. But I guess that teacher has since retired and they don't do that anymore.

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  17. Hi Michelle. In re your comment on Ocala: I taught middle school for years - mostly 8th grade American history. And yes, Halloween was a big deal. My wife taught Language Arts. We hated it because of all the candy in the classroom, and hyper kids. We were picking up candy wrappers for weeks following! :)

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  18. The swans are gorgeous birds. I saw some in Sligo just floating around in the river that flows through the city. They are so graceful and fun to watch.

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  19. Lovely photos of these regal looking creatures.

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  20. Beautiful. We have the Tundra and Trumpeter Swans overwintering in our area - thousands of them. It is a delight to see and hear them. Glad for the info on what the group is called - guess we have a herd - or several herds.

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  21. I've always loved seeing swans! They were rare in Brooklyn and rare her too. The Ugly Duckling was among my favorite tales of childhood.

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  22. I am sending you some more. They are passing through here migrating south.

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