Back From Massachusetts!

I’ve been in MA the past couple of weeks, & I spent a lot of time at the ocean. There was a little salt water pond there, pretty  shallow, but full of animals. A family of swans lived there, & they were used to people, so I could get pretty close to them. The family was made up of 2 parents & there 4 adolescents (half-grown swans that are almost as big as adults, but have not grown their white adult feathers & are mottled brown). The swans made this almost inaudible whistling sound, much different from the honking sound they sometimes make. The parents had such interesting ways of communicating with their offspring: they would hiss whenever they wanted them to gather together, & hiss & spread their wings when they were going somewhere dangerous; the swans nearly always swam in a big clump, searching for seaweed & other edible things.

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3 thoughts on “Back From Massachusetts!

  1. Hi Song of the Wolf, Glad you are back. Beautiful pictures of the Swans! Swans are so graceful. I got to see some Trumpeter Swans last month when I was in Alaska but only from a great distance on a bus and on a boat. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hello, thanks for your comment on my blog. I see you’ve been swan spotting too! In Western Australia, we have black and white swans. The black swans are actually native to WA, the only place in the world, so it is quite novel when you happen to come across a white one. Happy nature spotting 🙂

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