Mr. Swan Update Rescue #2

Angel Swan Sleeping

Thanks to Lyn Fonzo, Dan Harris, Skip Munroe, Skip Hadden, Duncan, Stephanie, Lillian, a bunch more Eastern Point residents, Steve Monell and a pair of “angel” swans, our Mr. Swan has flown off the ice at Niles Pond. As Lyn shared earlier, two Mute Swans flew to Niles Pond, landing precisely at the same spot where Mr. Swan was resting. They must have been very tired because the mysterious swans immediately closed their eyes and took a nap while Mr. Swan watched over the pair. He eventually dozed off, too. After a long rest, all three departed the Pond, circling around and then heading over Brace Cove towards Rockport. Mr. Swan had some difficulty but perhaps encouraged by the presence of companions, he successfully took off.

Cape Ann residents please be on the look out for the three swans!

Without Dan and Lyn’s overnight vigilance against a coyote attack, our daybreak watch, and the angel swans I think it unlikely Mr. Swan would have survived this latest escapade. Our most heartfelt thanks to all who are keeping good watch over Mr. Swan and friends.

Notice the angel swans have black eyes. A friend asked if they could be Mr. Swan’s offspring. Possibly, but most likely not. Mr. Swan has blue eyes, which is not typically seen in these parts.

Mr. Swan is the tiny lump sleeping on the ice, toward the left. We don’t want to see you at Niles Mr. Swan until the Pond thaws!

2 thoughts on “Mr. Swan Update Rescue #2

  1. brianne311

    Hi Kim, I so love all your wildlife photos!
    I wanted to let you know I just watched a swan swim by on the Annisquam!
    He/she was north of the bridge, in front of Pierce Island.
    Is Mr. Swan relocating? I never saw a swan here before!

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  2. Kim Smith Post author

    Hi Brianne, Yes it is Mr. Swan! He is looking for open water as Niles Pond and Henry’s Ponds are both still frozen solid. I thought it was him, but went and got a closeup of hime today. YOu can tell by his beautiful blue eyes, very unique for swans in these parts. Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂 🙂

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