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PostPosted: 06/01/08 19:39 
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This was originally the front page for the 2009 Swan Photo competition. It didn't really happen, but we'll leave the thread running for menbers to post photos.

Thanks to Dave Bartlett (Trotter25) for the Swan photo in the header.

Roy

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PostPosted: 06/01/08 20:23 
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My favourite Swan ( the aggressive male with the thick neck) who patrols his territory on the Kennet at the Upper Benyons.

Not the best photo I have taken but will start the ball rolling

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Good luck everyone.

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PostPosted: 06/01/08 21:28 
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Taken on the Dorset Stour
No fishy action hence the swan photos

Edited by Roy just for subject title (Swan Photo 02)

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PostPosted: 10/02/08 21:32 
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This one spent 20 minutes having a bath right over my bait.
Then spent another twenty minutes sat near me preening the feathers.
You can almost hear him saying " check me out" -----John.

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Had to happen. Resident cob and pen upstream of me.
Down stream a younger cob, coming upstream with aggression written all over him, (I want your wife).
The two cobs met right over my swim.

The battle was so violent that I had a job to keep them in frame and certainly no time to alter the camera settings.

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The female took no part in this probably thinking I'll marry the winner.

The battle then carried on out on the river bank.
A still camera doesn't capture the sheer violence of this fight. Feathers were flying, wings beating,
and they took no notice of me, only two or three yards away.
At one stage I had to jump back to save my head being slapped with a wing.

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The victor, resident swan putting his feathers back in place after chasing the young pretender across a field.
He later rejoined the wife on the river.
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Best wishes,---John.

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PostPosted: 28/03/08 12:26 
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They have fallen in love JohnImage


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PostPosted: 09/06/08 17:40 
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PostPosted: 25/12/09 08:07 
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bob,
where did you take that ?

richard

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PostPosted: 25/12/09 09:45 
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Lea Navigation, just above Dobbs Weir, whilst Perch Fish Image

Some people say Black swans are aggresive, but this one came and sat down next to me, I wondered if he had excaped from some where !!

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PostPosted: 06/01/10 13:20 
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They usually are escapees Bob. Ornamental only.

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PostPosted: 09/01/10 09:17 
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Native to Australia i think!

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Not for the competition but... Image

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PostPosted: 10/01/10 14:23 
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Our competitions tend to carry on Ray, The love hearts swans look too good to be true.

Micky


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PostPosted: 10/01/10 18:24 
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Hi Ray,

I didn't know you played about with pics ImageImage

bostin.

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Sorry Iain.

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ImageImageImagei dont nose what your on about ian!!



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A first for me today ,a black swan on the Kennet at Padworth.


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