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Black Swan

I was out walking with my family in a small park on Sunday and we saw the most amazin Black Swan. It is incredibly beutifull.

It has a red beak and a white back. But the rest is browny/black and wing and tail feathers curl.

We looked it up on the web and found it is a native of Australia, mainly Western Australia and features on their coat of arms.

On Tuesday I was along the Thames during my lunch break whilst on a course and saw an Egyptian Goose and a pair of Great Crested Grebes.

Another park quite local to us have a lot of different water birds but my daughter was amazed to see a pair of Egyptian Geese there. I teased her that it was Egyp & Tian as they were not appearing at the water hole at the time. Funnily enough since they have been back the pair at the park have gone again! lol

They also have a few kingfishers there. They are so fast it is difficult to photograph them - my daughter did manage a pic but it is not too clear.

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Wonderfull pics Bella Fellina

Thank you for posting them.

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These are gorgeous birds! I have only been able to see them at the Wildlife World Zoo.


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These Black Swans are all escapes over the years.
They survive our winters though.
The pair with the pullies are fine, I have seen the pics with the fallen tree and the damaged nest.
Another pair with 3 young from last winter lost the male swan a few weeks ago (you call it drake?)Now the people from the farm are concerned that the female for the comming mating period will go away. She is still with her 3 grown up young right now. So they are looking for a new male to bring to her and hope they will bond. This is for them a way to keep her close to there farm in there farmland. She is there 5 years allready and free to go. But these people are good friends with her and will mis her if she leaves.

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Swift - you are lucky to have so many, they are truelly magnificent birds.

Did all the signets survive?

We had a family of white swans in a park and a dog killed the drake. So the female was bringing the chicks up on her own. She lost a couple of them too.

The rest grew up fine and she now has a new 'man' in her life.

A happy ending at least.

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Hi Kudu,
We have Black Swans in the Netherlands to.
They have pullies now because of there origan "down under"
In one place a tree came down at the nest with the last storm.
Whole family luckely safed and they made a new/safe place for the 4 young ones and the mum and dad.

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