Thursday, October 24, 2013

Swans in the Autumn

We haven't posted about the black swans in awhile because we had another loss and dad asked us please not to.   So we didn't.
The swan house that dad is building is for the black swans. They need shelter in the cold months.  We now have 1 male, Buster  and 2 female blacks, Hazel and Agnes.

Mom has been taking pictures of the black swans in the autumn foliage and we just couldn't not post the beautiful birds in their pond surrounded by gorgeous autumn leaves~

This is Buster - the only male swan on the pond.
 This is Buster and Agnes.  The black swans are native to Australia and it's spring in Australia and breeding season for the blacks.
Neither one of the girls is crazy about Buster's advances so it's next to impossible to get pictures of the three of them together. 

 These are the 2 female blacks, Agnes and Hazel.   Buster is still on the shore close to the water a few feet away. 

And so the white swans don't feel left out~~
Penny and Margaret, the Mutes and Angel, the Whooper.
Angel is a very friendly swan.
 Stay on your best behavior, Molly!

Of course she didn't!

The swan house is coming along beautifully!  We can't wait to show it to you when it's a little bit further along.

So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


Dexter said...

Oh Buster, you scamp. I can't believe the ladies are giving you the cold shoulder.


GizmoGeodog said...

Our nearby lake is permanent home to a wonderful flock of swans, mostly white, but there's about a dozen black ones and they're so beautiful...Our city takes good care of the swans, making sure they've got plenty of food year round, and guarding the newborns each spring

Katie said...

The swans are beautiful! We are so sorry to hear about a loss, that must be hard. The swans seem to know their safe distance :-)

Cowspotdog said...

those are just beautiful photos with the autumn colors reflecting in the water and the swans are just so very beautiful.

Unknown said...

Hey Molly we would be the same. Sorry to hear you have had another one lost. The rest look fab. Can't wait to see the finished house. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Dewey Dewster said...

Yer swans are truly beautiful and I bet the swan house is gonna be beautiful too. Gram n Pap had 3 ducks years ago that they really grew at love. Traveled back n forth ta the cottage with 'em but left 'em at a neighbors pond that fall. Pap made a duck house fer 'em so they could get outta the cold n snow. Unfortunately there are predators out there that wanted ya have em fer dinner and so by spring they were gone. We hope yer swans have a long happy life.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

The swains are beautiful birds!! I can't wait for the house to get done too!!! I wish all the birds had night time protection!!! They all need it --yes???

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We can't believe that the GIRRRRLS are giving Buster the COLD FEATHER. He is such a handsome guy.

We loved seeing ALL the swans in the Fabulous
Foliage.... which compliments their

Sue said...

They are so beautiful. With the cold weather coming they'll appreciate that new house.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sorry, you've had a loss. But those swans are gorgeous. We have black swans at our duck pond that we haven't visited FOREVER. They should enjoy their house when it's cold.

We noticed the white swans beak that the way you tell the kind of swan it is?

Love those reflective pictures....and the foliage.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Anonymous said...

WOW, thats nice that your Dad is taking care of them guys. Uhhhh, Buster got bad breath or something?

The Mad Scots

Helen said...

I love that you have your own pond and bird sanctuary.

Millie and Walter said...

Sorry to hear you lost one of your swans, but we are glad you shared those beautiful fall pictures.

Millie & Walter

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is too bad about the one swan you lost, but the three you do have are just beautiful. We know they are going to love their new house. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The swans are so beautiful...
we are sorry about a loss, and we understand
The photos are amazing

Mayzie said...

Gosh, those pictures are! What Most Gawjuss birdies those are. Molly, you better be careful. That swan is about as big as you are!

Wiggles & Wags,

Sully said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Aroo to you,

Angus said...

How exciting.

Clive said...

We love the swan photos so much, Murray is particularly fascinated by the black swans. We have never seen black swans here in Ireland.

We can't wait to see the swan house when its finished.

take care
Clive & Murray

bichonpawz said...

The black swans look particularly beautiful against the autumn colors!! We love watching the swans swim when we go to Myrtle Beach. The RV Park where we stay has several swans in different lakes around the park. You are very lucky to have your own swans to watch!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Unknown said...

Oh - what beautiful pictures! we have black swans in our local park and every time we see them, we always think of you, actually! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Jake of Florida said...

Those swans are all so beautiful. But your photography makes them even more so, if that's possible!

Joan and JH

How Sam Sees It said...

I love your pond - I think I would be out there everyday looking at it.

Monty and Harlow

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Hello dere Mitch and Molly!

We sure has missed you. Your fotos of your swans are so very very beOOtiful, but we too is sorry dat you lost one. :(

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

KB said...

Your photos of the swans are heavenly. The autumn foliage reflecting off the water and the gorgeous swans is an incredible combination.

I can't wait to see the swan house!

Now, isn't it odd that the black swans stick with their southern hemisphere schedule even though all the environment cues (like the changing light, the cooler temps) are wrong. Interesting...

Sherry said...

The reflections on the water are beautiful. But poor, lovelorn Buster. Why don't the girls like such a good looking guy?

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

The black swan is the emblem for Western Australia.

We actually saw a wild one on our Lake last month (wish the peep had the camera!)

Johann The Dog said...

They are so beautiful!!! But I still have to say they would not be happy with me trying to herd them if they lived at our place :)

parlance said...

I'm sad to hear you lost one of the swans.

Regarding the black guy, do you mean he's still in touch with Australian seasons? I'd have thought he'd adapt to the northern hemisphere seasons.

Monika + Bente said...

Very nice picture and
the swans are so beautiful :-)

Greetings - Bente

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I'm pretty sure I'd be right there with Princess Molly!

Your mom's pikhs are inkhredible!

Thanks fur sharing all of your beaWOOtiful Autumn views!


The Army of Four said...

Oh, your swans are SO beautiful! (And handsome!) I especially like the first shot of Buster - his feathers look incredible! - and the one of Penny, Margaret, and Angel together. That one looks like a postcard!
Thanks for sharing your special friends with us. I'd love to sit calmly and watch them. I love birdies!
Play bows,
PS: Sorry we have been missing. I think you know who has been taking up a lot of time and energy!