Saturday, 3 October 2009

"Swan Sanctuary"

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Today I've been busy, but I made time this afternoon, in the rain to get to Par with Trevor for an hour. We left the car for a short walk, but the rain drove us back. We parked up to watch the Canada Geese, Ducks (all Mallards as far as I could see), Gulls - Black Headed and Juv Herring (very few adults), Grey Heron, Little Egret, Coots, Moorhens, Pied Wagtails, Dunnocks, Robins, Jackdaws, Carrion Crows, Chaffinches, Buzzard, Rabbits. The Swans came up to the car. Obviously less people had been out to feed them today. They settled near us, but too near for my lens really. I took a LOT of shots. I love Swans. Since I rescued a Swan with lead poisoning in my dilapidated old Mini when I was 21, I've always had a little dream that if I had a windfall I would buy some land and create a sanctuary for injured Swans. Mind you, knowing me I wouldn't be able to resist and I'd end up with all sorts!
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7 comments:

  1. Hi Angie,
    Well you still managed to get some quite good shot of portrait. Congrats. We do not have mute swan here or just rarely, but we do have whooper swan!

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  2. Hi Chris. Thanks. The other way around for us! They are all beautiful though & very different (like us) if you look close enough :-)

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  3. Great stuff, I love head shots.

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  4. She is so lovely with delicate beauty.
    Gorgeous photo, Angie.
    Brad

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