Friday, March 30, 2012

The Black Swans are Free

Dad opened the door to Gussie and Myrtle's swan pen on Wednesday.  They took their sweet time adventuring out of their safe sanctuary.
 It wasn't long before Margaret and Dauby, the Mutes, saw what was happening and they came swimming over to let the black swans know who the queens of the pond were.
Gussie put them in their place immediately. He wasn't mean about it but he was firm and they backed off.
 The Flintstones get along with everybody. They are just the happiest little geese.
And Huey and the Noozy girls don't mind sharing their space with the black swans either.
 So far - so good!

 I'm smokin' a black swan feather!
So until next time.............

Love ya lots,


Unknown said...

Yay, I love seeing black swan, do they dancing too like white swan? :)

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Princess Patches said...

One big happy water fowl family! I bet it's very peaceful and relaxing to just watch them!


Dexter said...

Seems like swan society has some complicated rules. Glad they sorted things out.


Angus said...

Mitch - That's cool. Real cool .

Bocci said...

They're gorgeous, aren't they?

Finn said...

Oh you got yourself a feather!! Very pretty swans!

Cowspotdog said...

Aren't they just beautiful....Mom has a special love for the black swans seeing how they originally came from Australia. Hopefully Dauby behaves herself and everyone learns to live in peace.

Remington said...

Cool! I like black swans....I think they are pretty.... What are you going to do with your feather? Put it on your hat?

Niamh said...

How exciting to have more swans on the pond! You got so close to them Mitch, which we think is very brave.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Gus said...

It must mean that spring is really here! We hope the swans continue to get along well, with no mishaps.

gussie n teka
(we're still working on that "no mishaps" thing here.)

Asta said...

It's lovely to see the black swans out on the pond and all the othews have wowked out how to get along..we love all theiw names
Smoochie kisses

Unknown said...

Swans are beautiful especially the black ones, they are so regal and gorgeous!

SissySees said...

Such beautiful birds. I'm glad the introductions went well.

Ina in Alaska said...

.... and they all lived happily ever after! Peace on the pond! Love your bird posts. Have a great weekend! xo

Murphy said...

Wow! You have lots of friends to swim with!

The Army of Four said...

That is so exciting! I hope everyone continues to get along so well!
Mitch, you crack me up with that feather hanging out of your mouth!
Play bows,

Sue said...

Wow, you're getting quite a nice sized flock now.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Mitch you have a wonderful pond. Black Swans and you have a pen for them to keep them safe and let them in or out ~ how wonderful. I have never seen a black swan in the feathers.
Sweet William The Scot

The Thuglets said...

Aren't they so elegant! Lovely to see them on the pond.
Have a great weekend
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

3 doxies said...

Oh goodnesses me, them black swans are incredibles. I bet they is fun to watch.


Jake of Florida said...

What a lovely sight. We bet everyone was on pins and needles to see how the social protocols would work out! But it sounds as though all is well and you now have a "multi-ethnic" swan paradise.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Helen said...

You have POND, you're one lucky dog, Mitch.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch, oh your place is so cool. Lots of birds and interesting things.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They much be so happy to be outside and in the water.

Do your Black Swans have Australian accents? BOL!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

They are all so beautiful and it looks to me like they are making friends.

Sally said...

Oh, wow the swans are so beautiful.
Happy Weekend.

Nice woooh

animal lover, quilt lover said...

They are all so pretty Sue and Mitch. It would be very peaceful to just sit and watch them.
But I'll bet you hardly ever get to do that!!
Happy days to you two!!!

Winston said...

Thank you for introducing us to your feathery friends, I would be spending hours at the pond watching them swim, dive and waddle their little butts!

I walk around our community lake butt have learned to stay away from the geese....they aren't as nice as they look...especially if they have babies!

Your furiend,

Golden Samantha said...

Such a tranquil spot for all the birds - love seeing you enjoy all the flutterings, Mitch! We LOVE your header picture - just beautiful!
Sammie and Avalon

bbes tribe said...

Beautiful black swans. Do you get to swim with them? Like your spring header and the pic ofyour handsome self in it.
Ernie and the pack
PeeEss: What ya doing with the feather??

Oskar said...

What a wonderful place where you live!

Nubbin wiggles,

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mitch, you are so lucky to have a pond right in your own backyard so you can watch your beautiful birds. So lovely. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Mitch! What a lovely spot you have there! Glad to hear all the pond dwellers are coexisting nicely!
Have a nice weekend,
Sierra Rose

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Your feather bling is as khool as my cherry blossom lip bling!

Here's to Free Swans!

PeeEssWoo: Now, how about free khats?

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Wow Mitch, you can meet and greet black swans in real life?? That's really nice!

Momo & Pinot xoxo

River said...

All your birds are so cool.

love & wags,

Stardust said...

Why is your place so pretty? There's this pretty pond and birdies, pretty greenery and wide open. Beautiful people with fabulous talent. Beautiful you and Maggie. I am always comforted at your place. :)

The header picture is perfect Mitch! I love the yellow blooms with the blue ones below. What are they?

Unknown said...

Oh Mitch - I do love the names you have for all your bird friends! :-) They look lovely. I wonder - did those black swans come from Australia (where they are native)? Or were they born in the US?

Honey the Great Dane