Out on walk with my mother we saw this fine fellow…a cygnus atratus I believe!
The black swan’s scientific name means ‘a swan attired in black’….makes sense I suppose!
“Good day!” I said to him, knowing that he comes from Australia!
I continued with my chit chat….
“Did you come here in a wedge and where’s your bank?”
And with that he struck a pose, almost as if he didn’t know what else to do. Oh by the way……
When in flight, a group of black swans is known as a ‘wedge’, whereas on the ground it is known as a ‘bank’.
As he swam off, I waved this flag at him…this seemed to really scare him!
But look who he brought back with him…..
I moved off as I felt sure they were about to make a variety of high-pitched, musical baying, bugling and trumpeting calls.
How right I was as the cacophony began!
What a lovely meeting it was and look how much you must have all learned about Black Swans!
See Ya xx