In today’s Show and Tell, I have brought a swan!
It was all by his (or her)-self in the Stanevatstoe Loch (yes, I had to look that one up!).
A thorough internet search says, I think (and I am quite prepared to be corrected), that this is a Whooper Swan rather than the Bewick’s Swan.
Whooper swans are bigger than their nearly identical counterpart, the Bewick, and they have a good honk on them too. They are visitors from Iceland and are a protected species. Many years ago, while I was driving the girls to school along this very road, a pair of swans flew alongside the car. It was a magical moment. We all remember it.
This swan was very peaceful, mooching about, looking for food, I think.
There was a lot of this!
There is something, like hares, about swans. I could watch them all day too.
As they have a bit of a reputation with the breaking-a-man’s-arm thing, which does scare me, I would not even try to get close up.
Thankfully I have a good long lens and the car made a perfect hide.
And just to prove that I have horses, here is Dreki….
His Dad, Taktur (looking a bit tufty)….
And Efstur looking a bit, well just a bit really!
A good day.