Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A Rescued Mute Swan - I.



Six years ago exactly on the same day, October 20th,  I photographed a rescued Trumpeter Swan in our local Dinosaur Park.  The Swan was injured and was recovering.  As soon as he recovered he left the park.

This morning I was allowed to photograph another rescued Swan who happened to be a Mute Swan.

Apparently, the Swan cannot fly and it walks slowly. His companions are only Mallard ducks.  

Swans shouldn't be alone because they don't do well when they don't have a companion.  Should I say that separation makes them less swan-like?








The staff at the Dinosaur park is trying to find a companion for this Swan. I wish they would succeeded at it.














I spent two hours this morning with the Swan and realized it only when I got back home. At some point the time stopped and everything suddenly receded in the background. There were no more disturbing thoughts, no stress, just a big beautiful bird and I.  

Photographing the Swan I tried to keep the safe distance so as not to stress the bird. After a while I started to feel that the Mute Swan and I became friends. Of course, it was just an illusion...

Generally, life is good!

to be continued...







9 comments:

  1. Las imagenes son impresionantes, amiga, como lo es el amor por los animales que destilan tus palabras.
    Un abrazo

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  2. God will make the swan's nest until it heals. A story written with a lot of soul.

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  3. Красивые птицы. Здоровья шипуну и друга

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  4. Sure, Kaya, you and the swan can become the best of friends, at least in your mind! :) Well, your pictures are amazing, as usual! I always say the same: love all of them, but, Kaya, I really do! :) I learn from you too.
    Thanks for your words and your beautiful shots.
    Take care and have a nice day.
    A hug

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  5. Es precioso el cisne, espero que se encuentre un buen compañero, para que nunca se pueda sentir solo.

    Besos

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  6. Bellas imágenes del cisne mudo. Una bella histórica que espero termine felizmente.
    Un abrazo y cuidate.

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  7. Unos acercamientos al cisne de gran cálida fotográfica, Kaya, tanto en encuadres como en nitidez. El texto muy conmovedor.

    Saludos.

    Saludos.

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  8. Seguro que le encuentran compañía. Bellas imágenes con una gran hitoria.
    Buen fin de semana. texto
    Un abrazo.

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