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jaqueline
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Of course I remember that summer evening on the Norfolk Broads Rob

Bev - is that pond in your garden? and what is the grey bird in the background?a heron?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pond borders my backyard, in the public domain.  I call it Little Wewa, which is actually redundant as "Wewa" is Seminole Indian for "little water."  The blue bird is a great blue heron.  The odd thing about him, well maybe about the pond itself, is that this heron and one great white egret have visited this pond for about five years now.  There is also a little heron who seems also to be by himself a lot.  And the other day, there was a single stork, again another odd site given these birds often have mates and live amid large flocks.  

So, I've also called it the bachelor's pond at times too.  :lol:  

I have a youtube video of pictures I've taken in my backyard and this pond, and in this you see the great white egret and a closer shot of the great blue heron (along with many other water birds and a few others.)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Countryfile this morning, we had the news that yesterday 100 of the Bewick swans had started their summer migration to Arctic Russia, where they will spend the summer before making their way back.

The oldest swan to make the journey was Casino who lived until she was 27, her son Croupier is still here at 16 years old, with his wife and family from last summer.

And finally I have found out how they know which is which, it's their bill markings, which are different to each swan rather like our fingerprints.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Some visitors that came by us on some wastegroud out the back last year.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bnabernard wrote:


Some visitors that came by us on some wastegroud out the back last year.

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Swans are big, they can be a bit saucy if they have youngsters



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Julie, I had just come out me back gate to take the pics on my phone, the one walking away had come to give me what for     , but we had a chat and he went off a bit grumpy but satisfied I was only there for the appreciation society  


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bnabernard wrote:
Yes Julie, I had just come out me back gate to take the pics on my phone, the one walking away had come to give me what for     , but we had a chat and he went off a bit grumpy but satisfied I was only there for the appreciation society  icon_smile


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As a four your old I was bitten by a Swan when I was offering it some bread thinking it wasn't fair that everyone else was feeding the ducks and not them! Ouch! That larned me!
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 a nasty way for a four year old to discover the 'pecking order', bet it put you off for a while Ivy.  

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob wrote:
Talking of swans, do you remember these Jaqu?





You mad romantic fool you Rob  

There are black swans at Dawlish the place featured on the news because the railway was breached by the sea and the line left hanging, have you ever been down there.

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