Monday, April 23, 2007

Swans of Stratford - Avon river

Last weekend we went on lakeside drive. We started at 6:30 - Just incase you are wondering that it will be dark,it wont be. Summers have relatively longer days and it gets dark at about 8:APM here.

Some history..
In August 1918 a pair of swans was released in this river and their population has grown considerably over the years.
White swans (in the picture) are called Mute swans. The Stratford Waterfowl And Nature Society (S.W.A.N.S) Group is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping waterfowl along Avon river (also called Lake victoria)

Swan facts
  • Swans can live upto 25 years.
  • Swans are vegitarians.
  • Male swan is called a Cob.
  • Female swan is called a Pen.
  • Baby swan is called cygnet.
  • Group of swans is called a herd.

    Its common to see some swans crossing the roads and the car drivers waiting patiently for them to cross the road. It was a wonderful evening spent with these swans.

    Swan emergency in stratford.
    If you see a swan in need of help call 519-271-0250 ext 243

    Official website of the swans in stratford

    Anonymous said...

    if the emergency is in india????

    sanjaykattimani said...

    Well, this article was about Stratford swans. But if the emergency is in Hyderabad here are the numbers who can help you

    *Animal Care [up]
    Blue Cross Rescue Service 23544355/3545523
    *Veterinary Hospital, Himayatnagar 23222736
    *Veterinary Hospital, Santinagar 23319656

    If you are in Bangalore
    * 22860205 or 23411181
    * 9986035424

    You can find helpline in your city too, just google it.

    Hope that helps.

    Send gifts to Bangalore said...

    Very beautiful pictures of Swan.