Monday, December 17, 2007


You all wanted to see pictures of the adolescent wild swan eating from my hand......full story here. Swannie is a young swan who has become very attached to his little pond and refuses to, or can't, move out.
Here he is - meet Swannie...our young friend. See his two tone plumage? Swannie is on the verge of adulthood and that beautiful white plumage is coming through.When I call him, he comes rushing over, clattering his bill as if saying 'Where have you been?'

He takes nice healthy wholemeal bread off the bank......'washing' it before swallowing it. We took the box of shortbread to tease my boss :-)

He gently takes bread from B's hand.....hungry boy - well, I think he's a boy!

..and then eats from my hand - newly dressed in a wrist brace! He even playfully nipped at my fingers several times.

A couple more days and if Swannie hasn't made a move, we'll bring in the swan experts to remove him and take him to a safe home.



Minerva said...

He? is so very sweet...
What an amazing thing to happen,


OldLady Of The Hills said...

Totally Totally Dear...! I love these pictures....He is so beautiful and will be een more-so when all his white plummage comes in....I am unclear why he cannot stay there....I guess I should go back and read the previous post again.....Thanks for this, my dear....And being the Greedy person I am..I want MORE Pictures! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Oohhhh he is GORGEOUS!! This post and these photos totally made my day - Almost as much as the parcel that arrived on my doorstep this morning ... all the way from the UK.

My many thanks to Mac for his adorable friend, who, although is now devoid of her brown parcel paper, is still wrapped in her Christmas Paper. I've vowed to not unwrap her till Christmas Day, though I'm very sorely tempted to LOL.

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Terry said...

Dear Crazie Queen..
It seems that God has given both of you..Minerva and you a miracle this last week and how kind you are to share the miracle with all of us, your invisible friends!

This lovely creature looks almost silver in color.I am sure that a picture of him will do you just fine in your palace!
Isn't the place that he is in safe?
I just hope that you will be able to see him again and that they don't take him too far away!

Oh Swannie how we love you!!!
How we love you!
Love Terry

Pat said...

Oh they are delightful. Thanks for the heads up.

Unknown said...

What a sweet and inspiring story helped along with photos! :) I really enjoyed it. And I'll be following up to see out of curiosity what happens to The Swan!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Oh I'm so glad I checked in today. What wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

November Rain said...

awww that is awesome

thanks for showing those it was great

I have pictures of wulfgar up :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Super pictures, CQ..well documented.

Sara said...

CQ, how precious that he comes to you and eats from your hand...that is so very special. He truly is beautiful. You have been blessed with a truly amazing experience.