Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday's Critters #422

 We generally have a lot of Mute Swans in the lakes in this area. 
During the winter they fly south as do many of the larger water fowl.

I saw one pair at

Lake Como on Wednesday.

One of the two appeared to have a broken wing and was struggling significantly in the water.
I wondered if the pair had stayed here because that one was unable to fly...
honoring the mate because swans mate for life.
Although divorce can occur, it is rare, only common if nesting failure occurs!

Thes images are not crisp clear, as the swan did not stop moving.

This one was fine.
Swans are very similar in appearance and difficult to tell apart, 
the bill/basal knob is smaller in the female.

- when reality hurts, make sure to soar above the dream-stained sky -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters


Lisa said...

Gorgeous swan pictures. I sure hope that one is not too injured and heals quickly.

Black Knight said...

Sorry for the poor injured swan. I hope he gets well soon.
In Italy we have a Lake of Como too.
Have a great week end.

Marie Smith said...

Gorgeous creatures! The colour is striking! The third photo is my favourite with the individual water droplets and the wing vertical. Incredible photos!

Brian King said...

That's unfortunate and certainly a good reason why those two haven't left. Beautiful photos, nonetheless!

eileeninmd said...

The swans are beautiful. It is sad that one is hurt, I hope it can survive. I think your photos are wonderful.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Bev said...

Beautiful ❤️

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are beautiful and that last quote is a good one. It sure is hard to soar sometimes! Enjoy your weekend. Stay warm!

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous Debbie, amazing photos of such a majestic bird. I do hope the swan can heal and glad its mate is helping. Perhaps the wildlife people already have an eye on it.

RedPat said...

I hope it is safely able to recover but its mate is there to protect it from harm.

Judy said...

They really quite a beautiful bird.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You captured great action shots.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that would be so sad if it's wing is damaged, hopefully it was just taking a weird bath :)
that is sweet if the other is staying with it so it doesn't have to be alone.

BeachGypsy said...

Swans are so beautiful and elegant! I feel so sorry for the one with the broken wing........poor thing. Loved yesterday's post too....your coloring is so pretty. You are just so creative and good at things! That pasta salad looked scrumptious!! I'll take a large bowl please!

Shiju Sugunan said...

So beautiful and graceful poses!

Lowcarb team member said...

Swans are wonderful, you've got some great shots.

All the best Jan

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