Thursday, February 25, 2021

Black Necked

 Behold the Black-Necked Swan, which we saw a few years ago. He looks like a black swan and a white swan combined! Native to south America and Australia. 





The term "swan song" comes from the ancient Greek belief that a swan sang a song of death when its life was about to end.


20 comments:

Ella said...

Wow! She is beautiful!
I've never seen a swan with a black neck.

Reanaclaire said...

Yes, a very unique color, black at the neck, like she is wearing something over the head to the neck... hahaha..

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful swan with a black neck and red knob. Enjoyable weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

I have never seen one quite like this incredible beauty! Thanks for sharing this beautiful swan Ginny, what a great capture!

Ann said...

I've never seen one like this. How beautiful.

Hootin' Anni said...

...and it's beautiful! Was this in the wild? Or Zoo?

Martha said...

What a beauty!

MadSnapper said...

this beauty is my favorite color scheme. black and white with a pop of red. so beautiful.... sad about the swan song

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful!!! Reminds me of God and summer!

Ruth Hiebert said...

He certainly has an elegant look.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Majestic!!!!

But... Do they? I don't think they do. (Swan Song)

📕 📗 📚 📙 📘

The Feminine Energy said...

Ooh what a beautiful swan!!!!!! ~Andrea xoxo

Rose said...

Well, he is new to me....did not know that such a swan existed.

George said...

I wonder how the swan got to Virginia. He's definitely handsome and elegant.

CheerfulMonk said...

It's gorgeous!

Mari said...

Such a beautiful bird!

My Tata's Cottage said...

So graceful and lovely. You asked about Ella Jean. SHe is 6 lbs. this week but needing to get her food intake up to 75%. that is preventing her from going home yet. Like her brother Logan, she will walk and talk slower than most in her age group but both of them are such sweethearts. Smart too. We keep praying Ella will get home soon but we do want her to be totally independent of the hospital so she does not end up back there. Beverly, at HOw Sweet the Sound blog posted Ella's photo because for her blog hop my blog post had the most clicks. Our little ELla is a celebrity, my very favorite kind. :-) I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What a beautiful and unusual looking swan.
Great shots.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I have never seen anything like that -- neither black nor white, but black AND white! So beautiful! Why be one or the other when you can be both? Haahaha xo

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