Nature photography from a woman in the woods

Pillow Fights? . . .


“There’s a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon.” ~ Thomas Hood

This year, groups of swans have been hanging out at the lake in the little bay by my house.  The area is protected from the north winds and has a few islands of floating bog for them to walk on.  There is no doubt when they are visiting as they are quite noisy .. trumpeting, splashing and wing flapping.  Those huge wings make awesome sounds as they fly overhead, slide into the water on landing, or flap on the water when they take off .. it is amazing how those big birds fly.

The leftovers, feathers, that remain look like a pillow fight has taken place … and how they interact with each other, maybe they really do have pillow fights.  😉


The swan in the pool is singing,
And up and down doth he steer,
And, singing gently ever,
Dips under the water clear.
~ Heinrich Heine



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3 responses

  1. Love your images, Bearyweather. They are such beautiful birds. 🙂

    October 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  2. Love the swans. Totally love them. There is something magical about them, indeed.

    October 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  3. Hi Bearyweather, I think I like Swans even more than woodpeckers! Such lovely graceful birds! Your photos are wonderful! Have a tremendous coming week!

    November 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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