Biiiiig bird!

This afternoon Squidge and I went to feed the ducks.

There we were happily feeding the normal, bog standard brown ducks. When I turned around and was confronted with THIS beast of a bird!

Seriously! It was massive. I think I may have let out a little gasp and started to back away slowly. That thing was massive AND it had a baby with it!

Seriously! Do you see the size of the baby?? It’s bigger than the ducks! The NORMAL sized ducks! So after making a man sitting on the bench laugh and forcing Squidge to dump the rest of the bread I hightailed it out of there. Seriously!! Did you see that thing??

Bye bye birdie!!

Byrney this last photo is for you- I apparently don’t read signs unti I’ve done what the signs say not to do!




  1. Rachel
    July 30, 2008 /

    Wow, that bird is massive, I would have been out of there too. It looks like Squidge was having a blast though.

  2. hazeljoy
    July 30, 2008 /

    swans have been known to break human legs and arms: i don’t like them getting too close either!

  3. Lindy
    July 31, 2008 /

    Well that will explain Wal’s text message to me after I told him to go look at the blog and tell me what kind of bird it was. I don’t know a goose from a swan and I thought it was a goose.

    Wal’s text message
    “It’s a swan you idiot- be afraid”

    phew good thing I WAS afraid and got out of there! I didn’t know swans could break bones but after getting as close as I did I can believe it- they’re huge!

  4. maria
    July 31, 2008 /

    They scare me as well. I know they are aggresive and can truly pec hard..

  5. habitual
    July 31, 2008 /

    “- be afraid”….bahahahahaaa! Wal’s funny.

    Seriously, it looks like a dinosaur. It’s huge! They can bite you know….and they hiss. I like them from a distance.

    I love that the sign says feeding them causes “unnatural behavior”…lol….thus up-close greeting? Too funny.

  6. byrney
    July 31, 2008 /

    Ha ha!! We are terrible for breaking the rules!! Sometimes I see but look around for someone who might shout and if they’re not there I go for it!! The lambananas said not to sit on them in my tall ships post and after I plonked C & N on I sparked a craze and everyone was sat on them…ooop’s!!
    Ah well all in the name of a good pic! And glad you came out unscathed! Noah loves swans and geese…mad boy!