Friday, June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007-A new beginning

Hello fathfull reader.

Well last week was a very special week at the horse farm. The owners have had a breeding pair of Trumpeter Swans on the property for about 7-8 years now and all but one of those years have produced a large quantity of young swans. In 2003 or 2004, only one baby survived. In most years, including 2007, 5-6 will survive.

The picture shows some of the newly hatched birds about 5-6 hours after hatching on June 12, 2007. Afew minutes to gather their collective thoughts, then into the pond for a float with MOM.
I snapped this shot, when Mom was trying to get them to climb into her wing for safe keeping. They are VERY territorial, and i have seen them kill Canadian Geese and ducks aswell.

As you can see, they are already fighting for seniority.

I sent this to the local paper, and they ran it on the front cover.

I, to say the very least, am very happy they did that.

So to spoil an otherwize good week i had a stone hurled at me on a photo drive this afternoon and cracked my windshield good.

Siggggghhhhhh, whats $300 bucks to someone retired

Well that it. Meeting up with my buddy Knarf Saturday. Should be interesting.

Thanks for listening



Alunfoto said...

Hey Dave,
Good to see you posting stuff again. Missed your last two posts, but took time to read them now. Congrats on both the dishonorable mention and the news frontpage. The swan shot is a very interesting moment captured, with the chicks (swan-lings?) bickering about getting first onto mom's back.


DJB said...

Thanks Jostein

I must have missed your comment here, sorry