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Wednesday, 31 August 2005
Scratch that itch

cygnet

This is a cygnet at Painshill in Surrey. It struck me that a disadvantage these birds have is that when they are scratching themselves under the wing then they have no idea if a predator is sneaking up on them. Perhaps they have no natural predators in the park.  After witnessing a stand-off between my eight year old neice and this bird’s aggrestive mother, my money would be on the (fully grown) swan to win in the event of child/swan hostilities breaking out.

Posted by bigblue on 31/08/2005 at 12:06 AM
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