Surfing swans

Forum rules
Same as all HTUK forums, be courteous, polite and tolerant, remember everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if you don't agree with it ;)
Post Reply
Troppoz

Surfing swans

Post by Troppoz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Here in Australia our wildlife is a bit different...for example, our swans are black and like to do a spot of surfing:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/201 ... t-swimmers

multim

Re: Surfing swans

Post by multim » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:35 pm

Seemed to me that they were looking for some food from the people and became caught up in the swell.
I guess it was a slow news day.

Troppoz

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Troppoz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:00 pm

multim wrote:Seemed to me that they were looking for some food from the people and became caught up in the swell.
Not likely, there was no evidence of people feeding these birds and frankly that would not happen on a Gold Coast beach. Seems to me that the swans were in control of their actions and would have flown off in an instant if they were "caught up in the swell". Who am I to say if the swans enjoyed it, but they certainly were not haphazardly bobbing around in the swell.

multim wrote:I guess it was a slow news day.
Yep youre probably right, the news should only be about wars, rapes, murders and genocide. God forbid we let a bit of lighthearted animal tomfoolery get in the way of serious misery... :roll:

flounder

Re: Surfing swans

Post by flounder » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:21 pm

I thought everyone surfed down under, even the all blacks(swans) :wink:

Conifers
Posts: 13147
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Location: Northumbs

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Conifers » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:14 pm

Don't see why swans shouldn't enjoy surfing. Crows and Ravens like sledging.






Troppoz

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Troppoz » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:34 am

Looks like fun! :lol:

I love the Kea, they need their share of play:

Snowballs




Juveniles playing - http://www.arkive.org/kea/nestor-notabi ... o-17a.html


Ive seen family groups of Australian magpies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_magpie) playing tip chaseys and wrestling around much like the Kea. We had a pet one growing up who was very much a part of the family but didnt so much play with us but was always playing chaseys and wrestles with the dog and cat. Very intelligent bird as well.

My green-cheeked conure loves to play and roll and tumble and have fun, why should swans miss out? :DD

User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10159
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:15 pm

Black swans are not that uncommon around where I live.

Conifers
Posts: 13147
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Location: Northumbs

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Conifers » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:23 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Black swans are not that uncommon around where I live.
That's just the covering of soot that ordinary swans get in Yorkshire :roll: :lol:

GREVILLE

Re: Surfing swans

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:29 pm

Need the soundtrack........"Ride a White Swan....." (Marc Bolan? Giving my age away)

Troppoz

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Troppoz » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:46 am

GREVILLE wrote:Need the soundtrack........"Ride a White Swan....." (Marc Bolan? Giving my age away)
How about this one instead? Far more appropriate considering the subject matter :lol:


User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10159
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:51 am

T
Conifers wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:Black swans are not that uncommon around where I live.
That's just the covering of soot that ordinary swans get in Yorkshire :roll: :lol:
Aye up! There really are several proper australian black swans in my area. :D

User avatar
Dave Brown
Site Admin
Posts: 19742
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:17 am
Location: Chalk, (Thames Estuary) Kent, England 51.5N 0.3E
Contact:

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:01 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote: Aye up! There really are several proper australian black swans in my area. :D
How do you know they are Australian.... do they honk with an Aussie accent :?: :lol:
Best regards
Dave
icon_thumright
_________________________________________________
Roll on summer.....
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk

GREVILLE

Re: Surfing swans

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:47 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote: Aye up! There really are several proper australian black swans in my area. :D
How do you know they are Australian.... do they honk with an Aussie accent :?: :lol:
Think they're black from wallowing in the Ashes :lol:

User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10159
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Surfing swans

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:37 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote: Aye up! There really are several proper australian black swans in my area. :D
How do you know they are Australian.... do they honk with an Aussie accent :?: :lol:
They wear cork hats.. :lol:

Post Reply