See some swans coming back to Norway for the spring/summer

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03-11-2014 10:24 PM

My wife and I were driving home from visiting my MIL Sunday and I got this photo of some swans which are returning after winter. The week before there were about a hundred of them in the same field and even though there weren’t so many this last time I though it was worth taking a photo. They are so big they almost look like sheep from a distance (we have lots of those here too).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 10:33 PM

Cool picture, Mike. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many swans in one place at the same time.

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 10:33 PM

Are you sure those are not long neck sheep ? LOL
Nice to see some green coming up Mike and I heard the first flock of geese coming back this way today .

Thanks for the good news .


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#3 posted 03-11-2014 10:36 PM

Returning after winter? The only thing we have returning here everyday is the snowplow driver…

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 10:39 PM

Good shot of them.. Do the fields stay green there all winter?

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 10:49 PM

How did they taste? That first one looked sort of juicy.

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 11:02 PM

so spring is coming to norway too

thats good

do you get e-notices yet there

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 11:16 PM

Ahhh, spring is coming… Whoop Whoop!!!

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 11:41 PM

Very awesome

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 01:00 AM

Sooooo …. what’s for dinner?

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 01:16 AM

what a beautiful shot, there white really stands out against the green, a cool picture mike

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 01:53 AM

Man I love swans. It is great to see springs first signs in other lands. Swans always make me think of England. They seem to be in every puddle over there and are considered royal subjects not to be harmed. I wish we could keep them here in Alabama but the Coyotes, Fox, Bobcats, Owls, Hawks, snakes and Eagles keep us from having many fowl. There are a few Peacocks still making it around the farm, but every time I introduce new Peacocks something eats them, and they aren’t cheap.

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#12 posted 03-12-2014 01:58 AM

Here in AR, I am hearing them coming back; almost like a waste of a trip. Cold goose pate on french bread…..... yum!


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#13 posted 03-12-2014 05:30 AM

Very nice photo Mike. It could have been taken in Cowichan Bay, my Vancouver Island home, almost any summer day. We have lots of them and they truly are magnificent.

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#14 posted 03-12-2014 06:06 AM

Hello Stefang,

Thank you for sharing. Her in Holland it is warm for the time of the year, and “spring” is very early.


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#15 posted 03-12-2014 08:41 AM

We have a lot of swans here. They don’t look nearly so graceful out of the water, but it is wonderful to see them fly with their necks stretched out straight. We are having a warm early spring so far, but snow is forecast for this coming Friday and we’ve had frost the last couple of nights. The farm fields around here are normally brown until late spring, but this year they greened up early.

I’m looking forward to summer this year after our very strenuous last summer with garden renovation and house painting. This spring/summer should be light gardening, sitting in the sun and working in the shop on rainy days. Never mind that the wife already has 40 projects planned for the outdoors! My only complaint is that the chains sometime chafe my ankles.

I’m still not getting my emails from LJ so I will have to keep an eye on the watch list to see what my buddies have been up to. I keep hoping the problem will resolve itself, but no luck so far. meanwhile I have no idea who to consult about the problem. I got an answer from LJ and they say everything on their end is ok.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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