Swan Song

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Apr 082021

Hi guys. Y’know…I’m thankful that I live in such a great place. Living here on the river, I get to see a lot of cool wildlife.

Ernie looking out the window

Like the swans. Yep, they have returned. The mom told me that swans typically come back to the same place every year to nest.

Two swans swimming

So I’m pretty sure these two are the same ones that were here last year and the year before that.

Two swans building their nest

And they’ve built their nest in the exact same spot as last year, too. It was fun watching them build it. I hope it’s high enough out of the water so it doesn’t get wet.

Two swans building a nest

The mother swan sits in the nest most of the time and the father swims around chasing away the geese if they get too close. Y’know…swans are really protective!

Two swans building a nest

Now it’s a waiting game to see when the little swans will appear. The mom did a little research to find out how long that might be, and Google said it takes 2-3 weeks just for the mother swan to lay all the eggs and then another 6 weeks before they hatch.

So I’ll be watching…and waiting.


  35 Responses to “Swan Song”

  1. We look forward to seeing your goslings, Ernie!

    Tama and Benny

  2. That’s some pawsome BirdTV!

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Wow Ernie – that’s a VERY cool thing to be able to watch – and wait to see. After the babies are born you can watch them learning to paddle around and HOPEFULLY all of them will be safe from any predators. What a FUN thing for you to do.

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Oh I can’t wait to see them, and maybe riding on their mom’s back. I wonder if the father’s share those rides with the babies?

  5. Wow, you do live in a wonderful place Ernie, and thanks for sharing the swans with us, keep us updated – I can’t wait to see the little ones!

  6. Nice of the swan couple to make their nest in your prime viewing locale, Ernie!

  7. What a nice view you have Ernie. years ago a coworker was jogging around a trail on a lake.
    Evidently he came too close to a swan’s nest Daddy Swan chased in at mach speed almost nipping him in the bum once or twice
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Some kitties have little bird TV and you have big bird TV. How fun that you get to watch the swans.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥

  9. Ernie! We are thankful you have such great burd TV! We get to see geese and ducks on the river, but they don’t nest, so we don’t get to see the babies until they can fly! You are one lucky guy! Thanks so much for visiting us and sharing your burd TV. We hope you have a marvellously happy day!

  10. Gosh Ernie you’re so lucky to be able to watch live Swan Tv. Mom saw baby Swans signers I think on tv and I was a bit miffed how she made all these sounds which I thought was only for me. Hugs and Purrs.

  11. Wowza! You’ve got the best channel on your TV. We sure wish we could watch the big birdies all day!

  12. Cool view. My housemates see a lot of cars and trucks.

  13. What fun Bird TV! Swans are best appreciated from a distance anyhow – I’ve heard about how mean they are.

  14. That is so wonderful please keep us up to date on the fun. You are a lucky cat to have such great Bird TV. We had Geese and Ducks around here but they built McMansions up the road. They look like bird crap. Serves them right

  15. That really is quite the view you’ve got there Ernie, fun too! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  16. That is nice of the swans to make their nest where you can watch them. It will be fun to watch the cygnets when they arrive.

  17. Pawtastick post Ernie! Mee wuud LOVE to bee on Swan watch with you…pleese keep us updated!
    Wee ADORE Swanss here…..an wee ADOOR you two!
    **purrss** BellaDharma

  18. Ernie, this is very exciting, and we will be waiting anxiously to see the baby swans. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  19. I learned something today about swans of all things. I wish we lived closer to the park here so I could watch the Canadian geese we have but I can only watch cars.

  20. What lovely photos. You must be so excited to see the swans reappear.

  21. Such an exciting time of year for wildlife!!you are lucky!

  22. You’re going to have lots of fun watching that little family!

  23. How pawsome that you have such a great view of that swan nest Ernie!
    I’m a tad jealous. WE only see ducks.
    When the baby ducks come, the mum brings them to our place for eatts.
    Right now we see the Mr & Mrs coming for snacks(seeds).
    I can watch them when they visit 🙂
    Purrs, Julie

  24. How lucky you are to have the swans nesting there.

  25. Ernie you have a great view!

  26. You are so lucky to have such action, Ernie! We hope you get a shot of those babies when they come. I saw my first goldfinch of the season today and I was so excited!


  27. What a great view you have, Ernie, and it must be such a joy to live right on the river like that!

  28. How exciting and something to look forward to! I know you will keep us all updated.

  29. This is so cool! We can’t wait to see the baby swans.

  30. You’ve got some pawsome cat TV Ernie! Enjoy.

  31. And we will, too! LOVE Swans….

  32. What fun to watch the swans get ready for their babies! You are one lucky cat, Ernie!

  33. I wish I could sit next to you to watch the swans, Ernie. That is one magnificent view ♥ Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ♥

  34. That’s so awesome, Ernie! What fun it must be to watch the swans and wait for the babies to arrive!

  35. That should be fun to watch.

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