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RIP Mr Swan

By SUE118
Evening friends. I had some awful news yesterday morning from Ian who is the warden at Southampton Common. Ever since Mr Swan flew back to Ornamental Lake on Chridtmas eve Ian has been checking him every morning and yesterday Ian texted me to say that Mr Swan had died. Thankfully there was no injuries on him and we think he came back home to die. It does happen that Swans die of broken hearts and he lost his first love about 5 years ago and then Missy last year. In a strange way I'm happy that he chose to come back home and he even positioned himself so that Ian would find him. So sad I will never see him again, the walkers and everybody that knew him are devastated as Mr Swan was quite a character.


Tags: Wildlife and nature Ornamental Lake Southampton Common Mr Swan

Voters: mrswoolybill, peterthowe, PhilT2 and 16 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2231 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 6:00PM
Sad, but nature has its own ways. I hope that a young male will move into the lake now, take over the vacant territory.
And meanwhile an award for a beautiful image and good memories. I was privileged to meet your swans and experience your rapport with them.

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woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 6:26PM
Sad, Sue, but maybe better so as you words suggest.
20 Jan 2020 7:23PM
A beautiful image of this Swan, sad that it died.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2141 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 9:47PM
So sad, but a lovely picture for you to remember Mr Swan by.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 10:26PM
that is so sad Sue
he will be remembered though
20 Jan 2020 10:59PM
Well captured. End of an era.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 10:53AM
A sad pose which maybe his farewell to you for your love and interest in him and his family.
So sorry Sue.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2020 7:30AM
very serene and extremely beautiful

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