Swans are always graceful, aren’t they?
This elegant bird skims across the water of this dark lake, I can’t imagine how cold it’s feet must be!
Here’s a swan swimming on one of the local rivers, the water catching a reflection of the pink, wintry sun. I like the way the ripples seem to spread out like wings.
Swans have such long, graceful necks! Did you know there are 7 species of swan? How many species can you name (without googling it)?
Here’s another swan, to go along with the one a few days ago… they are such elegant birds!
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.
Swans are among the largest (and heaviest) birds native to the UK, and can have a wingspan of up to nearly 2 1/2 metres. Whilst I believe most people will be able to name a baby swan as a cygnet, did you know that an adult female swan is a Pen and an adult male …
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.
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…