Apr 9, 2010

Mama Swan

I was walking Gia's mother's dog the other day. That's not a euphemism for anything, I was really walking her dog. When I got down to the harbor, I saw that a pair of our local swans had built a nest behind one of our neighbor's boats.

So here is my shaky-cam video to introduce you to the happy couple. Peter Berg ain't got nuthin' on me!


Swans mate for life, y'all!
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the big birds are doing it.

16 comments:

i am the diva said...

wow, that was awesome! also, you sound different than i imagined. ;)

B.E. Earl said...

Diva - Well, I wasn't using my sex voice if that had you confused. ;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

They mate for life, and often die within days of each other as well. Now that's real life and real loyalty.

....sex voice indeed, definitely a sex voice.

2abes said...

i dare you to try and take an egg out the nest.

B.E. Earl said...

Jimmy - a noble bird. I wonder how they taste?

2abes - Fuck that! Those fuckers are big and mean. She only laid one egg and it's big. Would make a helluva omelet!

Slyde said...

Diva, if you think his VOICE is weird, wait until you try looking at him as he wakes up in the morning....

that didnt come out right...

RW said...

Can't hear it as I am at work. What does he sound like? I'm thinking Vinny Barbarino.

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - nope...sounded right.

RW - Who? What? Where? Why?

white rabbit said...

Are you sure they're getting on? They're sitting back to back.

'No, I'm not going to your gruesome mother's for the weekend. Sheesh.... And why is it you always say you've got a headache these days? A cob has needs you know!'

Obscure fact: a male swan is called a cob

;)

B.E. Earl said...

Wabbit - But what is a group of swans called? A flock? Nay...it's a bevy, a bank or a herd. Unless they are in flight. Then they are a wedge or a, duh, flight of swans.

Still not as cool as a murder of crows or a parliament of rooks or an implausibility of gnus.

sybil law said...

Well *I* like your voice. Kinda Barry White - ish.
They looked like they were having some sort of fight, and not speaking to each other.
Super cute. :)

RW said...

Why you don't sound like Vinny Barbarino at all. Shit.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - Barry White and I have sooooo much in common. ;)

RW - I'm disappointed in that daily myself. Shit.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

soooo WEIRD the actual voices of bloggers. I mean, we all have a distinct way speaking. SO WEIRD hearing your voice.

MUCH more huskier and less smoother than I imagined.

and yeah, Swans are baddasses. You go ahead a try to take an egg, it'll bit your foot off!

yeah, i gotta get a vlog up there. I bet I sound awesome!

B.E. Earl said...

Holly - less smooth? LESS SMOOTH! I'm feeling offended here. ;)

Dr Zibbs said...

Your voice is deeper then I expected. And less accenty.