Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mute Swans

I went searching for migrating ducks and geese today.  Didn't find any.  But, I did find two very cooperative Mute Swans on Irondequoit Bay.  These two are obviously used to humans, because they let me get very, very close to them.  They're an invasive species, but, they sure are beautiful, dirty heads from mucking around in the junk at the bottom of the Bay or not.
Very, very pretty invaders.

15 comments:

Sharon said...

They are very pretty! Very graceful looking, even with the dirty heads.

Upupaepops said...

You pretty much cannot take a picture of a swan that is not totally elegant of line and form

texwisgirl said...

Absolutely! Dirty or not!

Leontien said...

Very pretty! But they can be very dangouroes (spelled wrong i know!) when they have babies or when you come to close to them.

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Lori Skoog said...

Your pictures are fabulous of these beautiful creatures.

Sheri said...

Lovely photos. They're beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise!! What beautiful pictures!!! I've heard swans can be a bit moody--I guess with their beauty, they can be little divas and it's okay! :-)

Terry said...

They can come invade my place any time! Oops, no water here, maybe they better not come.

Madi and Mom said...

I read a book years ago about a pair of Trumpeter Swans. The book was about an older lady coming to terms with her life and how the swans helped her get a new lease on live. The swan's devotion to one another was amazing.
Hugs Madi and Mom

sophie...^5 said...

I can't believe you said these gorgeous creatures are an invasive species...just doesn't compute...beautiful !

Sandy ~~~ said...

Invasive, yes. Unwanted? Maybe not.

Madi and Mom said...

Did I tell you we had a flock of Cedar Waxwings at our birdbath last week? Unfortunately I was NOT home...I WAS at work dag gone it. Hubby said they emptied the bird bath once. He went out to fill it up and back they came. He did not see them any more. Whoppee I hope they return on their way South this fall. I might miss them but it will not be because I'm at work. LOL
C

Rebekah said...

They're really impressive birds ... so beautiful. I've never seen a swan here..

Jim said...

Louise! These are fabulous photos! I never knew that they were invasive?!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

My oh my, those are beautiful photos, I am doing a bit of blog catching up myself, after google took mine down, that bummed me out. I am reading your posts back wards so hope you get this post, sorry you were down in the dumps, but from your later posts you seem much more cheerful, spring can do that :).