Friday, June 13, 2008

swanning around

I have not just been lounging around watching muscled men in shorts run around in the wet.

No, no, I have also been watching muscled and fluffy birds run around in the wet.

video

These are the swans at Bishops Palace, Wells in Somerset. There is a swancam to follow the cygnets (hatched June 1) and the swans as they swim around the moat.

This is especially interesting to me as I am heading to England in August and hope to spend a few days in Bath, maybe even seeing this palace gardens.

19 comments:

  1. Oh My God. That was wonderful! I didn't know cygnets rode around that way. They have their own bus! Thank you!

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  2. beautiful. i hv never seen such a thing b4. that explains the reason why i m so close to my mother. i feel so protected.

    thanks for the video.

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  3. I can't watch this right now as I might wake those sleeping peacefully - am awake and can't seem to slep right now so am reading instead!
    Hope you have a brilliant trip to England, Katie

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  4. Here via Robin. That is too cute to see the little ones hitching a ride.

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  5. I'm a little scared of swans. The first time I met swans was in Europe whilst peacefully picnicking at the side of a still lake. Suddenly these giant, evil-looking white birds attacked hissing and spitting and biting everything and everyone in sight. It was positively Hitchcockian.

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  6. Robin: isn't that the cutest sight!

    Sandy: what a lovely thought and analogy.

    Rainbow: just as well, as I cranked up the volume when I downloaded it. Am getting excited about the trip (I just decided definitely to go on Thursday, so very early planning stages)

    Citizen: welcome. I have seen your name many times and have looked in on your blog, just haven't commented yet (am usually a few days behind) even though I do enjoy your posts

    XUP: I'm sorry you have nightmarish memories of such beautiful creatures, though I feel a little bit the same way about geese when they are on land

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  7. glad you liked the recipe i have more at http://irishdaisiesrecipes.blogspot.com/ i hope u enjoy them and the pie is amazing! nice blog you have too!

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  8. Oh that is so sweet!!!
    No ugly ducklings there!

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  9. Ahh bless! with their mommy!
    Got the tip from robin's blog

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  10. Welcome Lyn & Anette, thanks.

    Gwen, is any duckling truly ugly? A little funny looking perhaps!!

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  11. You're so right!!! They are all adorable...

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  12. That is just about the dearest sweetest Video I have ever seen!
    I just LOVE The Swan and her darling babys.....! I tell you, all you have to do is look at Nature and you know there is a Greater Power responsible for all this....!
    God is truly in "Nature". In that blade of grass growing up between two slabs of cement----In these adorable gentle little creatures.
    Thanks so much for this wonderful Video.....It does my heart good!

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  13. No thanks needed. Your video is magic....

    (But, the Southern woman in me says, 'you're welcome!')

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  14. Beautiful!

    I love it when places have critter cams. The Nature Center where I live used to have one for the otters. It was so much fun to watch them play.

    I think it's really cool that you might actually get to see them on your trip.

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  15. Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I'll have limited use of the computer while I'm in Canada but I'm definitely excited to live there. I've been daydreaming a lot about what it's going to be like but it doesn't really work because I've never lived outside the states before. I'll know soon enough, right?

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  16. I can only see stills of the webcam but will check at home. I'm sure they're so sweet. Mothers do protect their little ones...

    And you're going across the pond! yay! I love England *sigh*

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  17. UA: hmmm, strange, maybe try clicking on the link to Bishops Wells - there is the original link to the video and the swancam on the homepage. Hope it works, it really is adorable.

    Whim: yes, these are my favourite reality shows

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  18. My brain finally kicked in... I'm almost embarrassed to say it, I clicked on play! oh my oh my I need a day off! Sometimes I wonder about myself *g*

    They are beautiful indeed. And yes, best way to travel is on your mum's back.

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  19. UA: erm, did't I just read somewhere about a WEEKEND AWAY??

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