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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 8th July, 2021)

Family of swans


Family of swans
Leeds Liverpool canal, Haigh.

Photo: David  (Panasonic FZ330)
Views: 1,612

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 8th July 2021 at 07:08

And what a fine family it is.
An excellent photo, David.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 8th July 2021 at 08:09

Very peaceful scene, David.

Comment by: Edna on 8th July 2021 at 08:10

This is a beautiful photo David. I have often walked along this path, and seen these swans.They are so lovely.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th July 2021 at 08:32

What a beautiful, serene photo. I can almost hear the music from "Swan Lake".

Comment by: Maureen on 8th July 2021 at 08:51

It's always lovely to see a family of swans.
Thank you David.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th July 2021 at 09:22

It's always lovely to see a family of swans.
Thank you David.

Comment by: Mick on 8th July 2021 at 09:30

I was watching them live last night, but I couldn't hear any music, just the commentary of that football match coming from from one of the narrow boats radio.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th July 2021 at 10:05

In the world of wildlife swans have got to be the most elegant.
A lovely serene and peaceful photo.

Comment by: Pat McC on 8th July 2021 at 10:39

Lovely peaceful scene - thanks David. They're such beautiful birds.
I imagine lots of us have been like swans over the last year or so - appearing calm and collected, whilst paddling furiously to keep a handle on everyday situations! ????

Comment by: David Barker on 8th July 2021 at 10:49

Nice photograph David, done well to get them all together ,excellent.

Comment by: Jembo on 8th July 2021 at 16:25

A really nice photograph that.

Comment by: James Hanson on 8th July 2021 at 18:49

Im surprised not one of you have tried counting all of the 6 cygnets

Comment by: Jembo on 8th July 2021 at 19:13

A really nice photograph that.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th July 2021 at 19:47

James,why do we need to count them when we can obviously see them?.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th July 2021 at 21:00

Cygnets? What's a baby swan called?.....It's a bic!

Comment by: e on 8th July 2021 at 22:02

I'd sooner not wait for the best seat,
I'd sooner not wait in a queue,
I'd sooner just wait for that moment,
And ponder such beauty like you..

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 8th July 2021 at 22:11

Irene, a baby Swan is a 'cygnet'. A female Swan is a 'biro'.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th July 2021 at 22:35

Just realised, that line about a "bic" from the Only Fools and Horses episode, "The Jolly Boys' Outing" referred to a female swan, not a cygnet, (a senior moment following a lot of stress....sorry....my head is taking a while to clear! ). Lovely words in your poem, "e".

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th July 2021 at 22:44

Thankyou, "Real James". It had dawned on me that I had made a mistake and I had corrected myself.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th July 2021 at 22:50

Irene,a female swan is a 'Pen', a male swan is a 'Cob.'

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th July 2021 at 08:55

I know, Maureen. The joke about the female being called a "bic" is from Only Fools and Horses. Whilst playing Trivial Pursuit with a rather snooty man, Del gets the simple question, "What is a female swan called?" but he doesn't know. Rodney takes his biro pen from his pocket and waves it about to tell Del-boy the answer is "a pen", but Del shouts..."It's a bic!"

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