Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

The Many Antics Of Groom Swan

Sometimes when I’m out working in the yard and don’t notice Groom Swan waiting impatiently for food, he’ll just come casually strolling over to where I am.

groom swan walking

When the ducks are there for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I feed them corn in recycled Cool Whip bowls. Sometimes, Groom Swan crashes their party.

groom swan cool whip bowl

Out near the water, I have a small bird bath that’s used mainly by the swans and (unfortunately) the Canada Geese. When Groom Swan is “on land”, and I feed him bread, he takes a beakful over to the bird bath and dips it in the water to soften it.

groom swan dipping bread

Pretty clever, I’d say.

groom swan and bird bath

And just so Bride Swan doesn’t feel left out, here’s a recent photo of her. (She rarely comes up on land, but when she does, she stays close to the water.)


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