The Bishop’s Swan

This is one of several swans that live in the moat surrounding the Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Though perhaps not as synonymous as the ravens in the Tower of London, there have been swans living in this location for a little under 200 years.

Swan Flight

The name “swan” comes from the Indo-European root “sven” which means to sing. So a swan-song is a sing-song. What did these images teach me? Swans are beautiful birds, and they are really quite large when viewed up close.

Swan on the Sea

This swan was enjoying itself on the water, soaking up a little sunshine. What did this image teach me? Swans can live on the sea – who knew?! Ok, so technically this bird and its family were living in a harbour, but still…