Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cygnus Olor


I noticed this guy/gal a few days ago at the park. He/she hangs out with a Canadian goose.

5 comments:

Talia said...

Wow! He/she is beautiful! That is a great pic, you took.

Charmi said...

Thanks, Talia. I think it is perhaps a he that is guarding a nest. You can't see it in this picture, but there is a very large tangle of dead trees close by that he doesn't stray far from. Swans take about six weeks to hatch, so I'm going to keep watching.

Talia said...

Oh, you'd better! I'd love to see baby swanlings...whatever they're called, assuming he lets you photograph.

Charmi said...

Definitely. They're called cygnets.

Talia said...

Oh. I like swanlings better.