I don’t know if all you know that in UK the Queen is the guardian of all wild swans …. a lovely thing. Not because I’m some Queen in any shape or form, but I have made myself to the guardian of the swan family in one of our beautiful parks.
Since I moved to Landskrona in 2009 I have kept an eye on them – and if there has been anything not right I have contacted the council vet and they have always kept me update with the progresses, truly fantastic service.
Daddy Swan have a problem with his leg for over a year now, but he is able to walk up on land and swim, so they haven’t done anything about this. A couple of months ago one of the young ones had problem with one wing – first they said that they had noticed it and had a look at him and they thought he would manage without them interfering.
They were going to keep an eye on him … a week later I got a mail telling me that he has now been taken into care, because he had lost so much in weight – the wing was really irritating him.
So my entry is all about “my” swan family, even if I haven’t travelled to keep an eye on them. Hope I’m forgiven, because they are so stunningly beautiful in all ages.
“Being born in a duck yard does not matter,
if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg.”
Hans Christian Andersen
Why not join the challenge yourself or do some bird watching; Ailsa’s Travel Theme – Birds