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08/04/2016

Me and you, And you and me...



I photographed this couple of whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) about a year ago near our home. This year I haven't seen them yet even though I have heard their fascinating calls already several times. They have been flying around, but didn't land, since there's no open water yet.

The whooper swan is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan. They pair for life.

Sharing with Five on Friday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'. Thank you to all the hosts!






















Happy weekend!


46 comments:

  1. Kauniita joutsenkuvia! Olet päässyt hiipimään aika lähelle. Linnut ovat yleensä aina liian kaukana kuvattavaksi, vaikka todellisuudessa ne ovat ihan siinä vieressä. Ihanaa viikonloppua!

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  2. Suloinen joutsenpari ♥ Jospa he taas ilmaantuisivat teidän rantaan kun jäät lähtevät. Kaunista viikonloppua Sara!

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  3. These are wonderful shots. The two heads are quite stunning.

    Diana

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  4. Herkkiä joutsenkuvia! Meillä on pihan yli joutsenparin päivittäinen lentoreitti, aamulla pohjoisen suuntaan ja illalla etelään yöpuulle. Siinä saamme aina tervehdyksenä toitotukset, jos pihalla satumme oleilemaan!

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  5. Amazing! These are stunning! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Around 7,000 of these beauties overwinter in the Fens just north of here. I haven't made the journey to see them this year so your five excellent photos are particularly welcome.

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  7. Wonderful shots of the swans, we live by the river Thames so see them often, still not got round to photographing then though! Hope yours return this year x

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  8. Fabulous photos. I love seeing our few swans down on some marshy land near us. The first photo through the reeds is beautiful. Have a great weekend. B X

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  9. The last photo is my favourite, Love the iconic sight of a pair of swans with their necks curved

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  10. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Stunning photos Sara giving us a glimpse into the life of this lovely pair of swans.
    I'll look forward to seeing this years photos!
    Happy weekend in Finland and I hope you have some sunshine!
    Shane

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  12. Your photos of this elegant bird are beautiful.....all of them!
    Interesting to see them standing on ice, this could never happen these days in our part of Scotland.

    Happy Weekend Sara!

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  13. Nice swans!! Happy weekend to' you !!

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  14. Such beautiful images Sara. They are so graceful, I love that they pair for life.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  15. These are such beautiful and graceful birds. I, too, love the idea of them pairing for life. Your images capture them well.
    Happy weekend, Sara.

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  16. These photos are breathtakingly beautiful. I never looked at them so close before. They are so graceful. Enjoy your weekend, Pat xx

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  17. Lovely photos. Swans are such elegant birds aren't they?

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  18. Great photos of the beautiful swans. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  19. Onpas upea pari! Toivottavasti kohta on sulaa, jotta pääset heitä taas ihastelemaan. Tuo viimeinen kuva on todella kaunis <3

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  20. Beautiful! What an amazing pair of birds. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  21. They are so beautiful, lucky you to have seen them. We mainly get Canada Geese here.

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  22. So serene and regal - great snaps!

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  23. Aivan upeat kuvat. Joutsenet ovat olleet tosi ärhäköitä nyt.

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  24. What unusual swans! Your photos are amazing. Have a lovely weekend.

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  25. Great observational shots! All five photos are beautiful, but the second of them all really draws me in - I like the composition!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  26. A beautiful pair; can you tell the male and female apart?

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    1. In pair-bonded species it's not easy! I know only that males are bigger. In most of these photos the one on the left looks bigger, but it's difficult to say.

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  27. Beautiful photos of those great creatures. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Dearest Sara, your images are beautiful! They make such a darling pair :) Hugs to you!

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  29. Katselevat yhdessä samaan suuntaan ja toisiaan :)
    Ehkä joutsenet saapuvat, kun jäät sulavat.

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  30. They have such an air of importance. I love the light you have photographed them in. I do hope you see them soon.

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  31. Oh my how beautiful! I could look at these photos and the swans for hours!
    Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

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  32. Hello Sara, beautiful captures of your Whooper Swan. They are gorgeous birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  33. Such lovely photo's ... taken a year ago you say ... they are wonderful.
    Hope this pair or similar will visit your part of the world again soon.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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  34. Oh it is sweet to see stunning birds courting almost!

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  35. I love the romantic atmosphere here today. Such beautiful photo shares. Thanks for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  36. Swans are so beautiful and graceful! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  37. Thank you! Thank you! These photos are thrilling - I hope you see your swans again soon!

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  38. Além de lindos; são ótimos para proteger o terreno.
    Belas imagens.

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  39. Komea pariskunta! Olen kuullut niiden lentävän ylitse, mutta en ehtinyt kuvaamaan.

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