Monday, 30 January 2012

Black-necked Swans

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The black-necked swan is not native to Scandinavia or Europe, but comes from South America. However, we have a couple of them in a bird sanctuary in my town. These and other rare birds live within  fences at one end of the lake; while wild birds are free to come and go as they like.

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For Ruby Tuesday & Watery Wednesday

13 comments:

  1. Oh, MY!!! BOTH of these photos are just stunning! In the second one, the blue of that water, the crooked tree, and that little pagoda-like house. You really know how to frame a shot. And the swans, I'm in LOVE with them!! What a gorgeous shot! They look like Valentine Birds to me because that bit of red looks like a heart on their beak! I'm still laughing at your angry birds e-mail, that is FUNNY!! And if I didn't know about the game, that is exactly what I would think!!!

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  2. The swans are beautiful, I've never seen black-necked swans. Your photos are beautiful, too!

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  3. i agree with ginny, both photos are gorgeous. I can see where they get the name black neck. really pretty and a first time sighting for me. that second photo is just a snap shot of your country, i just left Dublin, then England and now Sweden. all in the past 15 minutes with no floating or flying to get there

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  4. My first time to see a swan in this color. So lovely!

    Red Barn

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  5. So lovely! The swan here are mostly black or white, this is the first time I've seen the combination of such colours.

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  6. My first time to see a black necked swan! Thanks for sharing!

    The Real Thing Diner

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  7. Wow gorgeous scenes!

    Regards.

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  8. Beautiful swans.. Beautiful photos..

    Visiting for RT 2! Hope you can stop by:)

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  9. How beautiful!

    My Ruby Tuesday is the Lego Builder, hope you'd come and see. Have a nice day!

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  10. Beautiful photos. I've never seen this type of swan. How luck you are to have a bird sanctuary in your town!

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  11. I have never seen such a thing before. I must say that I think the white ones are prettier but it is nice to have a change once in a while.

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  12. Looks like a very nice place to be and spend some time:) Your photo of the black swans is stunning!

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  13. We have all black swans with red features round the face area, but I have never seen a black-necked swan! Gorgeous photos!

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