Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nature Notes


The Black Swan is one of the first Australian birds and was first seen by European explorers in 1636. It's habitat is in wetlands, it eats mainly water plants and nests on floating vegetation. They also mate for life.



Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.

21 comments:

  1. That is a very good close-up picture of the swan!

    ReplyDelete
  2. doesnt get much prettier than this

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think it's interesting that you mention the year 1636 Yikes.. Nothing is mentioned in America that goes back to that date.
    Black Swan is so beautiful and I love it's red beak... permanent lipstick..lol
    Have gone overseas to different countries and it amazes me how old things are over there...
    thanks for the lovely swan...and they mate for life.. My husband & I well be married for 50 years in Feb...you could say we are mates for life.. LOL...ta ta for now from Iowa...

    ReplyDelete
  4. I liked that Cup of Happiness! It's SO true...
    So beautiful swan! Nature is so wise...
    Some friends of ours moved to Virginia Beach! As soon as I heard "Virginia" I thought of you! They're having a wonderful time and have met some very nice people!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The black swan is magnificent!I saw for the first time this adorable critter in Geneve last July, I'm enchanted!
    Wonderful pictures , thanks so much for sharing!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete
  6. ...and is much smaller than the white swan. One of the lingering sad memories my daughter and I have from more than 40 years ago in Geneva is the sight of a pair of black swans, which are the state bird of Western Australia, being pecked by their huge white counterparts.

    Beautiful portraits Denise.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Swans can be very defensive I have witnessed white ones fighting and they dont hold back. Nice Piccies Denise I like the close up. Don

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have never seen a black swan before, very interesting.

    Gill

    ReplyDelete
  9. What an absolute beauty! Love how you got a portrait of him.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The red bill makes such a striking contrast with the black plumage. Once seen, never forgotten, I should think.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful photos. We have a couple of black swans in a neighborhood pond. They are wonderful but also kind of shy.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Really like the swans, this is real pretty.I have trumpeters about 20 miles south of me and they are like an orchestra when they get agitated.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The black swan -- absolutely gorgeous, Denise! I have never seen one in person.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've never seen a black swan. It's very beautiful and unusual.

    ReplyDelete
  15. First time for everything, have never seen a black and white swan. I think ducks are just one of the most amazing self sufficient animals.

    I missed coming to see my English Girl. Such is life.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wish I could find that shade of red in a crayon!!! What a great pic!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Some beautiful images, Denise. I have never seen a black swan before. I'm in awe! ~karen

    ReplyDelete
  18. It is a stunning bird. I really have not seen one before today and am fascinated by your photos.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have never seen any other colored swans but white. What a pretty bird and the picture is very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a beautiful bird..it has a lovely face and beautiful eyes. I wonder if they are more calm than there white cousins who can be nasty....Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  21. I remember seeing a black swan in Maui. They are quite striking, aren't they? I do love your photo.

    ReplyDelete