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|A slightly unusual pose from this Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), peeking out at me from under his wing. |
The Black Swan occurs naturally in western, eastern and southeastern Australia, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea. It was also introduced into New Zealand in 1864, and is now widespread throughout both islands.
Black Swans in the UK originate from collections of captive birds and escapes are still thought to be relatively regular. The 2003/04 Wetland Bird Survey recorded a maximum of 49 birds at 73 sites. Counts in recent years suggest an overall stabilisation in the number of BlackSwans in the UK. It is an occasional breeder, with four breeding and three non-breeding pairs recoded in seven counties during 2000 and at least nine breeding pairs in 2001, but just two pairs in 2002.
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A different pose from this black swan!
In the thumbnail my best guess was crocodile, hehehe...
Good details in the plumage, and a well framed situation!
- [2007-09-29 2:32]
A very funny pose,well seen and captured,thanks
- [2007-09-29 13:06]
A very unusial pose indeed, but very effective; it's the low pov that makes the image. You've captured really nice detail in the wings and the ripples on the water set the bird off really well.