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posted by awelborn

swan

Keep your distance.
(Birmingham Zoo, end of October)



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Nance

posted November 7, 2008 at 8:55 am


The south is a strange place. The birds lay eggs in November.



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Joe

posted November 7, 2008 at 9:23 am


Not to be rude but where do you think birds go when they fly south for the winter?
PS Where is that picture taken at?



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bill bannon

posted November 7, 2008 at 10:20 am


On the Jersey side of the NY harbor at spacious Liberty Park behind the statue of Liberty which Manhattanites can reach easily by small ferry (and can bring their bikes)….there are two white swans and one ? teen swan ?brown-grey….who however is as big as his or her mom. Yet now with your photo, I’m tempted to covet your black swan…. “thou shalt not covet thy neighbors’ mutation of the very swans one has sufficiently.”
And there are hundreds of Atlantic Brants and Canadian geese and egrets with their tidal swamp. The park brought us this luxury and brought spacious horizontal relief from tall buildings which shrink to an inch tall….finger wise (thumb and index finger measuring) after the 7 minute ferry from the Financial Center area….and the now dreaded Wall Street which has hurt so many 401′s.
But yes….we too have our three swans and I watch them from a grassy peninsula where I pray each morning first for my wife and the clergy together…and then all others especially those moving toward mortal sin or dying in it…and then I run or cycle or both.



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MissJean

posted November 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm


Mmmmm… omelettes! ;)



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