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cranky old dude 05-27-10 09:57 AM

I spy......
 
....a very busy Mother with lots of hungry mouths to feed and many survival skills to teach.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...G_3495A580.jpg

I saw this family this morning down in the Genesee Turning Basin while riding a small 11 mile loop near home. This has been quite a productive year for our little swan friend.

O.K. now, everyone group together for a family portrait!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...G_3494A580.jpg

Oh well, I guess there's always got to be one with a mind of their own.

miss kenton 05-27-10 10:14 AM

Cranky, I just love your frequent ride observation photos and comments. They always make me smile!

DnvrFox 05-27-10 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by miss kenton (Post 10874591)
Cranky, I just love your frequent ride observation photos and comments. They always make me smile!

+1000

Gyro 05-27-10 03:02 PM

Crank, is that the swan from the nest on the SW side of the bridge?

cyclinfool 05-27-10 03:40 PM

Thanks Lenny.

Late May is turtle season here along the Mohawk. I need to run down there and take a few pics - they are making nests and burying their eggs along the bike path as it gets close to the marshes. I haven't seen any swans over this way - lots of geese.

cranky old dude 05-27-10 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by miss kenton (Post 10874591)
Cranky, I just love your frequent ride observation photos and comments. They always make me smile!

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Originally Posted by DnvrFox (Post 10875146)
+1000

Aww Gee! You sure know how to make a guy feel good! Thank you very much!

Now I better be careful lest I need a bigger helmet. :D

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Originally Posted by Gyro (Post 10876246)
Crank, is that the swan from the nest on the SW side of the bridge?

Yes sir, it is. I was late enough this morning to avoid the early morning sun reflecting across the river. Lucky timing.

There's a nesting swan on Buck Pond about five feet from the guard rail on Edgemere Drive across from the Crescent Beach Restaurant but I'm smart enough to just catch a quick look and keep on riding. My fear of that nesting mother is far stronger than my desire for a really close picture! :eek:

On my way back from Hamlin Beach the other day I also spotted what I believe is a beaver dam across a creek along the Lake Ontario State Parkway out near the Monroe county line. I didn't stop but I do intend to get back out that way soon and am planning on taking a few pics.

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Originally Posted by cyclinfool (Post 10876413)
Thanks Lenny.

Late May is turtle season here along the Mohawk. I need to run down there and take a few pics - they are making nests and burying their eggs along the bike path as it gets close to the marshes. I haven't seen any swans over this way - lots of geese.

I'll be anxious to see the pictures.


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