Friday, 20 January 2012

Black-necked Swan............................ I knew I had an image in the bank!

I have shared some of my lovely swans in the last couple of weeks.
Whooper and Mute... are beautiful white swans to see and I am so lucky to have Black Swans on my patch...  originally from Australia.

A few years ago (2008) I had a week long holiday in Norfolk.
During my stay I had a visit to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.

At the time home to the BBC programme Springwatch.

My visit coincided with the filming of the 2008 series of the programme.
This post is to share another wonderful Swan.... originally from South America.

Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)

Swans really are wonderful birds to see.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, he is cool!!! have never seen one like this (even in photos!) thanks for showing me something new and different!

Denise said...

I never in my life knew of such a swan, I am in awe literally of this beautiful bird. Thank you for introducing me Andrew. A lovely place, lovely photos and your header photo is stunning. Have a great weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to see the swan, and the collection of colours relating to the swan.

The Glebe Blog said...

Never seen a two tone swan before.
Lovely picture.
Back in 2003 I enjoyed the black swans of Lakes Taupo and Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island.

Gary said...

Wow he's a Beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Inger-M said...

I didn't even know that kind existed! It's so beautiful, thanks for showing!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for digging that one up.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a fabulous looking swan. Never seen it in photos or on documentaries before. This seems like a very special find; how elegant! Thanks for sharing Andrew.

John said...

What a lovely swan!
We have seen a Black Swan in certain areas of Peterborough before now, but not for a while, maybe it has gone back to Australia? ;)
J
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grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Thanks for taken this one out to show...a real beauty!!
Gracex

Lochinver Daily Photo said...

Truely lovely.

Susan Scheid said...

Beautiful.

Sondra said...

a real beauty!!

Gillian Olson said...

A gorgeous bird, great picture.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful bird!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous swan! I've never seen one like that. I was expecting it to be all black. It's very striking!

NicoleB said...

Lucky you!
That IS one heck of a Beauty!

ADRIAN said...

Well, I never! It is a grand swan.

joo said...

Beautiful bird!

Marias Teater said...

Amazing - now, I know! Nice week-end to you, Andrew!

Ruby said...

Oh! very beautiful swan.

MoiCLouLou said...

Beautiful!

Have a nice weekend,

Louise

Kelly said...

Wow! What a gorgeous bird. The contrast is so striking.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They really are Andrew! What a fab picture of the black necked Swan, I've never see one of these before.

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful swan!
Thanks for sharing.

JM said...

I'm amazed! I have never seen a black-necked swan. WOW! It's gorgeous!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful swan species.