Sunday, October 28, 2012

Display of eXcellence!

My granddaughter and I watched in awe
as the trumpeter swans chased off the Canada geese
in a grand show of eXcellence.

My neighbor had told me it was a grand sight to see,
...and it certainly was!

Previously I had witnessed the after affects of a fight,
with feathers afloat following a conflict.
(To see this post, click on "TURF")

But to see the fighting in live action was eXciting and eXhilarating!
One by one the Canada Geese were absconded.
Sometimes the swans split up,
each chasing a goose.

They didn't stop till all the Canada geese were driven out of the water.
The amazing thing to me was,
they left the ducks alone.
Watching those swans separate and drive out the geese
reminds me of a time in the future
when it is the angels who will do some separating.
Curious?  ...Click HERE to read about it!
Linking with Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday for the letter X. 
To see my Name of God on Rocks post for this week, click HERE!


Anni said...

Day of excellence indeed!!! Beautiful captures Esther.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This parable was beautifully captured in your photos, Esther!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love these photos, Esther Joy! These are photos I tried to get all summer...and failed. Thumbsup to you!

lissa said...

geese and swans don't they both belong in the water? I suppose the swan didn't want to share.

great capture. have a great day.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Wonderful photos of boundaries in wild life ~ great post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Riet said...

Your photo's are beautiful, eXellent indeed.Great X word too.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

excellent photos! wonderful captures...

Naperville Now said...

Curious how they left the ducks be! Such beautiful creatures to be so cranky with Canadians.

Debra said...

beautiful photos!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Wow, what an awesome sight to see! Swans are so majestic, and apparently are rather territorial!

Mumsy said...

These are fantastic capture of the critter! It is way too cold here to get out!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, delicious swans in action.

anitamombanita said...

Beautiful. God's creations are pretty amazing!

donna oshaughnessy said...

Such lovely photos to go along with the post. Very nicely done!

Jenny said...

I always forget how territorial swans can be!

They are pretty scary when they chase you!

These are really fascinating captures!

Thanks for an Xcellent link to the letter X.


Amanda said...

Great pics! It's always great having insight in animal behaviour

Kerri said...

Great action shot!! How Fun to watch!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are awesome captures. Love the pretty swans.

Stewart M said...

Great action shots - most of the pictures on WBW (including mine!) are of perched birds - nice to see some on the wing.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great action those Swans and the Geese, just have to appreciate they have boundaries;')~