Swan Man

No, it’s not the ice cream guy but it might remind you of some really smooth vanilla ice cream.  Swans are beautiful birds with interesting natures.


  The swans are close relatives with geese and ducks.  The swans are the largest members of the waterfowl family Anatidae, and are among the largest flying birds.  Catching a good photo of a Swan in flight is difficult.  They are known to fly at speeds up to 60mph.


Swans generally feed on aquatic vegetation but get their protein in with frogs, fish and worms.


Like geese, swans mate for life but do “remarry” after their mate passes away or “divorce” sometimes after nesting failure.Yor “divorce” sometimes after nesting failure.

Baby, or younger than 2 years old, sport a gray or brown colored feather unlike the the beautiful white feathers you see on adult Swans.  Their lifespan is somewhere between 20 and 30 when, as Socrates thought,   sang the most beautiful songs right before they died. This is why a last performance is sometimes called a “swan song.”

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