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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another Swan Morning...

The Male Mute Swan came swiftly to the bank this morning and it is as though he senses when I am here.  He came right up to the window looking for a hand-out.  He is posturing here as the female approaches and she is very cautious since he cuffed her and bit her neck a few weeks ago.
But she postures back a little and comes up to his side.  Note the raised wing feathers, so beautiful on both of them.
In this picture it appears she is aggressive but is really just reaching for a morsel of food in the grass.
His feet are so large they look like platters-ha!  At least a Man's size triple E width!
He continues to strut his stuff but the female remained and at least was able to get some of the morsels...
Finally, he returns to the water to drink and she followed after.  Such a thrill to have them up close and personal as always.  I take the pictures through the den window glass as it is too cold to open the window for any length of time.  So the pictures are not as great in quality as I would like but you are able to get an idea of how beautiful their feathers are!

Thank you for visiting and do come again soon!  Hubby is making an intarsia Red-tailed Hawk.  To see its development, please visit our craft site, and to see the MERGANSER couple who also visited this morning, see our TWO HAPPY SITE
My heart to yours....


Ginny said...

I never would have known these photos are from behind a window, they are so good! Yes, it's the feet that fascinate me! I don't know why, as the rest of the swans are so much more beautiful!! If my feet were like that, I'd have no trouble walking anymore!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

The pictures look great. I can't tell they are taken through a window.

The swans are beautiful. I could sit all day long and watch ducks, geese and swans. They are such characthers.
Have a great weekend

welcome to my world of poetry said...

We have quite a few swans a few miles from where I live, I think they are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your swans.


Beverly said...

Kerrie, this must be such a thrill. I have always been fascinated by swans.

Evilinhart said...

Ola Kerrie´s,que fotos maravilhosas
amo animais, naturesa. beijos e boa semana.