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Swan Tending Nest

Swan Tending Nest
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Copyright: daniel hector (dantor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 56 N: 224] (993)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swans, Swan & Duck [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-04 12:15
Viewed: 3473
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A mystery?

I stumbled upon this swan at nest while walking in Tommy Thompson Park, one evening. It was busy tending its eggs and did not seem to notice me.

A week later, I returned to the site with a friend, this time by canoe. To our surprise, the swan was gone and the nest had disappeared. No trace of the nest was left, not even a broken shell or a feather. We came to the conclusion that perhaps the nest was removed by park attendants as a mean to control the population of swans. Later, in another part of the park, we found another swam nesting. I noticed a red ribbon on a shrub next to the nest, indicating, I assume, that this nest was allowed to stay.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-05 13:21]

The details here are superb! and the expression of both care and interest. Too bad the nest was removed -- I am guessing that the eggs were taken (perhaps to be incubated and hand raised?)

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