Anglesey Black Swan
by Wil from Anglesey Hidden Gem
Marshland Winter Sunset
Please have a good look at the above images, which I took a week and a half ago near the Anglesey County Town of Llangefni.
It was late Saturday afternoon and I had an hour or so to myself – which is a rarity – so I grabbed the opportunity and out I went. I couldn’t go far because it’s still Winter here on Anglesey and day’s end was near.
Nonetheless, I found my way to one of my favourite spots at this time of day, especially when the light cast was a watery silver and everything just about holds on to its form before dissociating.
Along I walk eyes and ears open for the richness of birdlife settling down for the evening. And, as I already said, shapes begin to lose coherence to the gathering shadows.
Coming down the river toward me I counted seven white swans and something very odd.It was a Black Swan!
Never seen one before but hopefully will once again, seeing as I now know where it lives and feeds. There were four pairs of swans all white save for the white and black bird pair.
Be aware, I could easily reach across the ethers into Google-Land to easily gather together all the information available ad nauseam
and sadly ad absurdum
; however, I prefer to speak to humans – anoraks are pushing the limit.
They were clearly a pair, so is this one of those outliers within a species?
Dear Friends, can you identify this mysterious beast for me?
Is it indigenous or a visitor?
Sorry to seem lazy, but I prefer a person’s experience to binary any day of the week.
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