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 Post subject: Swans in Boston
PostPosted: Sat May 11, '13, 5:11 pm 
I was intrigued by Wolf Bird's recent post in the shoutbox regarding the pair of Swans being back in the Boston Commons. So I thought I would do a little research on the subject since I did not know much about this since I am in a different area of the country, and so I'm sharing some of the info here so everyone can know more about them. It seems this is an annual event and one looked forward to as Spring has arrived each year, etc., if I am not mistaken. Also found some interesting information about the pair of Swans who are named Romeo and Juliet, even though they are both females. They are both beautiful creatures. Sounds like a very fun event. ... /p4752.php ... 434&page=1

 Post subject: Re: Swans in Boston
PostPosted: Sat May 11, '13, 6:59 pm 
Seeing as I walk through the Boston Commons/Public Garden most weekdays on my way home from work as I pick up the red line at Park Street, I have stopped this week to take some pictures. I first saw the swans on Wednesday and I've seen them each day since; granted, the very first time I saw swans in the Public Garden was a few summers ago when I was visiting my brother, who's lived here longer than me. I've posted the pictures to imageshack, but the swans are mixed in with pictures of other birds I've taken on my various outings this spring. Anywho, here's a link to my photo album of bird/nature pictures.

Personally, I like the ABC news article take on both of the swans being female. It's quite fitting for a state like Massachusetts. But also, given that mute swans are invasive, territorial, aggressive (they have the swans' nesting area roped off) and mate for life, I also think it's better ecologically to not purposely release a male in the Public Gardens. And it probably wouldn't accomplish much anyway, as the two females there have already formed a pair bond. They wouldn't bond with him and he'd probably be driven away.

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