1. says

    So pretty! We saw pelicans out on the lake on the way home Monday, but didn’t have the camera or the time to stop.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    It seem it’s good to have a long neck when preening. A nice catch.

    Speaking of swans, has anybody an idea, why a swan would keep one foot over the rump while swimming? I saw a swan hold the right foot over the rump for some time in Töölönlahti. The swan moved the foot a bit, opening and closing the toes and after a while pulled the foot on the side but seemed to be keeping it above the surface and not using it for swimming.

  3. says

    Ice Swimmer, I think I probably would assume an injury of some sort, one which was in process of healing.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Thanks, Charly!

    The weather has been getting warmer (13 °C to 15°C) and it was sunny but sea water is still slightly cooler than the air (10 °C -- 11 °C on the surface near the shore), so I’m not sure which the swan was doing. Mute swans can handle to some extent (though they may not like) near-freezing temperatures in the water, as long as it’s liquid.

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