Tuesday, October 17, 2017

All tucked in...



With time to spare before an appointment in Nedlands yesterday we stopped in at Matilda Bay to have coffee and a walk along the river. It was a cool, blustery day and the black swans, namesake of the Swan River, were huddled along the foreshore with heads tucked firmly under their wings, those long bendy necks are so handy! Pesky little duck in the shot below :) I know it doesn't look blustery in the last shot.. you will just have to take my word for it :) Will show you what we were lucky enough to spot a little further up the river tomorrow, can you guess? Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


28 comments:

  1. How birds can manage to do that with their necks is astonishing.

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  2. Ha ha that duck really bombed in that second photo. I love black swans and it is also windy here today! Have a good day Diane

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  3. They are quite beautiful, aren't they, with their bright red beaks. We only have white ones here.

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  4. they sure do have bendy necks! it's a cool windy day here today!

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  5. Swans are such elegant birds. I don't think I've ever seen such a big group of black swans before. Very nice!

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  6. What a sweet photos, they lay cosy together, one big family.

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  7. We used to have two Black Swans on the river in Cambridge, obviously escaped from some wildlife park. Haven't seen them lately.

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  8. Certainly the swan is one of the world's most beautiful bird even if they're not especially friendly! Now I've got to find out where the word, "Swanson," comes from. :)

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  9. Those wings come in handy for keeping the nose warm!

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  10. Fine looking black swans all caught during their afternoon naps.

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  11. Birds! Love the shots! I've never seen black swans. Australia has it all! Thanks PDP.

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  12. Incredible birds all curled up to nap and keep warm. Nice close up photos Grace. I have never seen a black swan, only white.

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  13. I love seeing them do this and also balancing on one leg like that. Wonderful photos Grace!

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  14. I haven't seen a big group like that before Grace.

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  15. So you got photobombed, Grace ;-)
    Wee, sleeping standing on one leg looks rather exhausting to me again...
    Look forward to see what you found later - I have no idea right now!

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  16. Looks like they are able to block out the world around.

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  17. Amazing photographs ...
    How do they do that!!!

    All the best Jan

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  18. They are so beautiful! Very flexible necks also.
    Really nice photos Grace!

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  19. Those are pretty gorgeous birds, especially with those bright red beaks. We're having the kind of blustery weather where I'd like to tuck my head under a wing too.

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  20. Love the way so many different species of animals protect themselves from the elements. Lovely snaps of beautiful birds!

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  21. Beautiful swans...and that one lone duck, too!

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