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What a Beaut!

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Absolutely agree.  We also saw the black swan in Fleet Dyke a couple of weeks ago, lovely.

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We moor off of Fleet Dyke and this fine swan  has come ashore and Diane has fed him by hand.We have seen it many times in the Dyke and out on the broad but is always alone .Are there  still some on Salhouse  ,have not seen them lately. Question

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Hello Dianne & Roy,

We saw the Black Swans on Salhouse a few years ago if memory serves me correctly it was 3 or 4 and very late in the season, the end of November/December.

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Saw the Black Swan at the entrance to Salhouse by the point of Salhouse Island in August this year, it was all on it's lonesome. At first I thought someone had inflicted agonies on a clown with his hooter as all I heard was an ugly honking sound!

He's fallen in the water!

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Mud weighted our Hunter's yacht in the shelter of the trees in Fleet Dyke overnight on Saturday.  The black swan was quite insistent in sharing our supper, and then reappeared in the morning as soon as I'd got the breakfast on. The poor old ducks didn't manage to bag a single crust......  

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I will confess that yes they are a majestic bird BUT they are not native to these shores they are Australian imports and tend to be very aggressive towards other wildlife and humans!!
About eight years ago a punt on the river Cam near Grantchester with a family and small lap dog on board were attacked when the dog started barking at them, the dog ended up in the river and the swans viciously went for it , if the teenager on board hadn't jumped in I'm certain the dog would have been drowned.
So yes they look lovely but be careful if you have small children or animals with you

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We spotted a Black Swan at Acle in late August, 11 yr old was impressed as he had not seen one before... have a cr*ppy pic too!

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Simon (cambridgecabby), I've asked you before . . can you stop your dog looking at me, it gives me the creeps! Scared

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