Swan in a Swamp

February 23, 2010 at 11:58 am 2 comments

When I think of swans, I think of them in posh ponds surrounded by manicured lawns, ornate fountains and brightly colored perennials.

Last Saturday, Ryan, the dogs and I were hiking on the White Oak Trail in Newport News Park and I discovered swans are not the snobby waterfowl I thought they were. At “Swamp View Point”, we saw this:

Newport News Park - Swan in a Swamp
Behold… a swan in a swamp

Newport News Park - Swan in a Swamp (Cropped)
Cropped, closer view

The best part about this sighting is I get to indulge my love for alliteration. Swamp Swans Swim in Swamps!

I need to try to work “Swamp Swan” in next time I play Scattergories. : )

Entry filed under: Hiking, Scattergories, swan, Virginia.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kristina Rosenbaum  |  February 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I wonder if that’s an escapee from Pat Robertson’s swan pond. What a great sighting!

  • 2. geekhiker  |  February 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Great picture!


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