I continue with the challenge started by Ileana. The rules have changed a bit. This week’s theme is swans.
It is very interesting to observe swans feeding. Swan is a herbivore that feeds mainly on submerged parts of aquatic plants and algae, and on land likes to ‘graze’ on meadows. Occasionally there is an amphibian and invertebrate on his menu, especially an insect or snail.
The swan collects food – aquatic plants at the bottom of rivers and lakes – by immersing it underwater with its front part of the body and outstretched neck, while the rear part of the body looks out of it. On most major lakes and along rivers near towns and restaurants, swans feed on old bread and grain.
Have you ever watched a swan feeding?
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Sometimes I think they have no intention of stopping to eat. And I have to wait to shoot them.
You are right. Sometimes they are very insatiable.
Swams aren’t frequent here. That is a beautiful picture.
Thank you so much. We have swans on almost every lake. Therefore, I see them every time I walk by the lakes.
I learned something new. I have not seen many swans. Cool photo.
Thank you. We have swans on almost every lake.
I have witnessed the swan’s dinner several times!🙂
Watching them dive is really fun.
i love watching Swans, Ducks, and Geese feed. It is amazing to see them suddenly disappear underwater.
My favorite though are Herons. I love the quick movement and then gulp, little fish gone!
I agree. Watching them dive is really fantastic and fun.
It is, on the Bay when we are on the boat, we watch Osprey fish – they don’t swim and dive they literally fly and dive into the water!
This must be very interesting and fun. I would love to see that.
it is so cool to see them fly and then suddenly dive into the water!
Swams are great. But I do not remember If I have ever seen one in real life. I do not remember.
Jaz jih vidim vedno, ko se sprehajam ob jezerih. We have swans on almost every lake.
I have only seen a swan out of the water! I guess I never really been around that bird much.
We have swans on every lake. I see them every time I walk along the lakes.
Very nice picture, dear Vidocka …. I’ve already seen swans diving and feeding …. it’s interesting to watch them
@lado, I enjoyed the post as well. I don’t even know what swans eat. Do you know what they are diving for?
When diving, they feed on algae and underwater grass
@lado thanks for answering my question. I appreciate it.
I agree, Lado. It’s a lot of fun to watch them dive.
And you know they’re not very friendly animals?
Yes, I know. I have already experienced a swan attack
At times, they can be very annoying and aggressive
I agree. I avoid them.
That is a lovely photo I just love photos of swans
@RasmaSandra, I think the photos are amazing as well. It is something I have never seen in the wild.
Thank you, Sandra. I have a lot of pictures of swans.
It’s vwfy interesting to watch them diving in the water. Great capture!
@Ellie have you ever seen swans diving is the wild?
Yes, at the seaside here. Only their butts and feet are in the air, it’s a fun sight. I will post some photos later.
@ellie925 I will be watching for those swan pictures. Thanks in advance of sharing.
Thank you, Ellie. I have a lot of fun watching them dive.
We do not have swans around here
Yes, I remember you saying that already. Too bad it’s a beautiful bird.
@vidocka great job at catching the duplicate comment.
Thank you very much. And thank you so much for your comments.