Friday, September 12, 2008

Cloonshecahill - Brackloon Mute Swan all alone

This is a mute swan and has swam alone the last year along the Dunkellin river between Brackloon and Cloonshecahill. Mute swans mate for life, this swans mate and offspring were killed last year, so it now is all alone. It used to migrate but has remained guarding its territory. I have seen it many times but today was the first time that I got a picture

7 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

That is so sad!! :-(

Is there no chance it will ever find another mate?

Paz said...

apparently they mate for life and return to the same spot year after year and reuse the old nest.
It is sad but somehow poetic.

Leisha Camden said...

I guess ... but I think it's mainly sad. :-( And there aren't even any other swans, s/he doesn't even have any friends ... :-(

Paz said...

for anyone looking at this see update

Leisha Camden said...

Update where??

Paz said...

check again

Leisha Camden said...

Already did. ;-)