Saturday, December 11, 2010

Two Swans A'Fighting...


I witnessed a tremendous mud wrestling match at low tide last week with two swans trying their darnedest to kill each other. They spent a long while between sodden flapflapping locked beak to pinion as illustrated above. Finally after having been nearly drowned head first in the Thames ooze, the weaker one escaped upriver.


... and a heron hunched amongst the reeds.

2 comments:

Q said...

no partridge in a pear tree?

MissHathorn said...

There are thrushes in the cotoneaster, goldfinch in the magnolia, wren in the privet and pigeons on the grass...alas, no partridge in the pear tree.