It's funny how they 'run' across the water as they take off.
Thanks n1w - it is ! So I guess that makes the water a runway!
Cool! Ist für die riesen Vögel eine ziemliche Anstrengung!
Vielen Dank Sonny :D
He had a choice, LOL! He didn't have to chase all the geese that came into his little pond away. Its so funny, because they weren't anywhere near his mate on the nest. But this is how he keeps in shape for his lady!
Very excellent series BnP. The swans have left Kamloops.
Just brilliant B-n-P, and love your titles, they are a great group of photos, you must be quick with that finger and have a very fast camera. Well done. Dianne
Thanks Cal and Dianne ! It was such fun to watch. Dianne - the camera's pretty fast, but I wish I'd thought to set the continuous button. But the swans are chasing the geese all over the place, so if I'm lucky I'll get s few more chances.
Cal - are they Trumpeter swans or Tundra swans that pass through your area? I guess I thought they were trumpeters there, but I just read that it's the Tundras that are really common.
It is so much fun to look at this and I turned on the big picture for this. Really great capture, you must have been thrilled, I know I would have!
An excellent shot of a (male?) Mute swan.
As for Tundra swans swans, they are also known as Bewick or Whistling swans. Then, there is the Whooper, and finally, the Black swan of Australia.
Thanks geomanncer ! Yes - this is a male mute swan, keeping his mate and hatching cygnets safe from marauding Canada Geese, lol. Thanks for the links! Cheers to you.
And Thanks again Jean - well, I did think this was a pretty cool shot, til I got the reflection of another goose-chasing male in the next pond over the next week-end, lol.
great series of Swan photos. excellent!!
Blame it on us Canadians eh? Well just for that I'm gonna tell you I think your title is spelled wrong.
Spelled Wrong? Nothing wrong with the spelling of anything in the title. I don't know what you mean!
And I clearly referred to Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese! We don't have any problem here with Canadian Geese. The Wash. Biol. Surv. takes care of them ;)
Come on guys......I want to know who is right now.
Well Dianne, somebody, (no names mentioned here) hoodwinked me and changed the spelling after my comment was made.
And I suppose they were American Canada Geese, much meaner than our polite Canada Geese.
great series. Once more thanks for the link. I've seen swan take off, but never had my camera with tele lens ready with me.
Swans really are the heavily loaded Jumbo jets or A380s among birds and need proper runway. This also shows how hard water is.
Best wishes, Timo
Very good !
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