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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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11 February 2011 23:34:34
Still All Alone

Still All Alone

After we moved into the house in Christmas 2006 two swans came and took up residence on our pond they would occasionally go off to other lakes but always return. On one of these trips they were returning by moonlight and one of them hit the electric wires as they came back towards the pond blew the fuses on the pole in the field east of the house. The one swan left on the pond looked heartbroken and cried and moped about on the pond for days and then left. This poor swan could be heard calling and crying ever since as it moves around trying to find it's partner. Today at lunchtime there on the pond was the swan still looking lost and forlorn after all this time hard to believe they don't find a new partner.


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Deborah Deborah 11 February 2011 23:37:22

Aww, I wish I hadn't read this just before I was going to bed :(


Rachel Rachel 11 February 2011 23:38:29

Such a heartbreaking story.


Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 11 February 2011 23:42:23

That is so sad 


rosburke rosburke 11 February 2011 23:48:17

such a sad story, but they say they mate for life. Glad to see the one has returned though. They are such lovely birds.


fran m fran m 11 February 2011 23:49:28

It is well known that swans mate for life, and if something happens to one, the other never mates again. Sad alright, but that's nature.

It has also been reported that some partners have stayed by the body of their mate and starved to death.


Hosta Hosta 12 February 2011 00:07:28

Aw that is so sad, the poor bird :(


Clara Clara 12 February 2011 00:41:30

Oh such a lovely story so sad thy dont mate again.


Violeta Violeta 12 February 2011 01:14:18

Amasing birds.... and sad story...  really sad....


Noelfitz Noelfitz 12 February 2011 04:21:55

I agree with the comments here.

Sad.

Even for birds, life is tough!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 12 February 2011 08:50:35

Looked out the bedroom window this morning swan was still there but by the time I had come downstairs it was gone, very sad but think on Valentines weekend it's very apt as well.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 February 2011 10:57:14

A sad story it is,Cloncaw.


BrunoCork BrunoCork 12 February 2011 13:41:08

Poor thing!


Lìga Lìga 13 February 2011 00:11:51

:( poor bird...


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