14 Comments CherryPie on Feb 15th 2010

14 Responses to “100 Photos 4 :: Wildlife”

  1. Yvonne says:

    Took me a second to recognize you had capture one of the birds flying…

  2. An utterly delightful sight!

  3. Claudia says:

    Swans are such graceful birds. Elegance, nobility, romanticism…An outstanding photo, CherryuPie.:)

  4. Claudia says:

    Name correction: please substract the U, Cherie.

  5. MTG says:

    It is probably the last thing in our minds when we visit these sites but large birds are occasionally attacked with airguns and crossbows. Being alert to this cruelty and anything suspicious, can assist in trapping the culprits.

    • CherryPie says:

      Your comment reminds me of the first house I lived in after I left home.

      Due to the fact that the the road curved around I had four adjoining gardens to the right hand side of me. A couple of the neighbors I got to know quite well. One day I was told that one of those neighbours cats had been shot by an air pellet whilst it was in the garden!!! A few days later I noticed air pellets in my bird table and on the ground just underneath. From the angle the shot they could only have come from and upstairs room in one or other of the two houses that were most adjacent to me.

      Shortly after that my milkman commented on the fact that a low trip wire had been placed across one of the driveways when he was delivering the milk, Sort of cat height! This narrowed down the culprits – nice neighbours NOT!!!

  6. Sean Jeating says:

    Oh, somehow (almost) I missed this one.
    Thankfully not.
    Beautiful, CherryPie!

  7. Phidelm says:

    Lovely to see swans! Used to watch them on the river near my house. Further upriver there was a spot where they gathered to be fed, and crowds of people would go there for just that purpose. I used to feed ‘em on the Severn down by The Quarry. Recently, another blogger told me how dangerous that was (although I was never threatened, nor did I ever hear of/witness a swan attack a human – which, of course, is NOT to say it doesn’t happen).
    But don’t get me started on seagulls! xx

    • CherryPie says:

      They can be dangerous but I think that is when you approach them. These big flocks seem to crave the attention and food because they always seem to flock to the bank where you are in the hopes that you have a tasty morsal.