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Old Jan 26, 2009, 9:49 PM   #1
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I think this is a young pair, they are quite a bit smaller than the whites.
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 9:54 PM   #2
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Wow, I've never seen black swans before. Very cool!
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Swans can be aggressive (in the breeding season, and these are Down-under birds, where it is!), and that is a rather intense look on those birds - I know I told you to get closer, but . . . . aranoid:
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Swans can be aggressive (in the breeding season, and these are Down-under birds, where it is!), and that is a rather intense look on those birds -
Intense - I'll say, looks like they are seeing red!

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Old Jan 27, 2009, 4:18 AM   #5
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hey
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these birds can be aggressive
i can recall a group surrounding my car door making it that i couldnt get out
and that was just for food, not because of breeding

thats nice golden light you have there

where were these swans?


here is a wild one on a nest in a lake in the shadows of Perth city
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/de...?image_id=4517
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 3:05 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for the comments.
mtnman, I hadn't either before I moved to Florida. :-D

Penolta, First you tell me to get closer then... actually, they came to us. my other half was feeding everybody crackers. When I say everybody I mean all the birds. we started out feeding one lone white swan then a couple grackles showed up with that expectant look like, where's mine? then here came the seagulls and, looking out over the lake, a whole mess of ducks where swimming our way to check out the commotion. before we knew it we had about a hundred birds around us wanting there share!

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yeah, even the red eye reduction didn't help! :G

Gumnut, kind of like a pack of hungry dogs! :shock:
yeah, as you can see from the long shadows, the sun was just dropping behind buildings. Made for some interesting lighting.
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