Thursday, November 14, 2013

Swan Story

Last July, there were four swans at Southside Park in Woodstock.
A pair, with a cygnet, and a lonesome one.
One morning, Lonesome got too close,
and Daddy got mad.
He chased Lonesome half way across the pond,
while Mom sailed serenely on, carrying her cygnet.
 Daddy came back, so proud of himself.
But it didn't last long...
I should have stayed to watch, because, when I was out of camera range, they took the fight onto the shore.


Mike said...

Ha! That's funny. I've seen geese and swans get defensive before, but never photographed it!

JC said...

The photos you get are amazing. Like usual, I love this.

I would love your address and email. Could you send them to me.


MitchyLR said...

Hi Judy!! A great sequence of shots showing dad-swan defending his family!! said...

Great pictures. You sure got the action.

Your fight for the day in full bloom.


Anonymous said...

Poor Lonesome! Wonderful shots!

George said...

Thanks for sharing this fascinating story. You got great pictures of the action. Daddy is obviously the jealous type.

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful series - they tell the story so well. My favourite is the second one - love that reflection.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! They are very territorial even when they don't have small cygnets.

Meta said...

Så vackra bilder du fångat svanar är så vackra fåglar.
ha en fin fredag
kram Meta

eileeninmd said...

Lovely swan series! They are beautiful birds. Have a happy weekend!

Buttons said...

Hey Judy sorry about being a stranger. These are incredible I would have sat and watched that for hours, they are truly magnificent birds. Hug B

jabblog said...

Poor Lonesome - what a pity he can't find a wife.

NatureFootstep said...

great series. Love the young one. They can be rather harsh towards one another.

Una said...

So lovely pictures. <3

judie said...

Great camera work. Swans are awesome birds.


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