Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A couple of black swans.

In all my years as a love-struck child, I was under the impression that swans were white. The Swan Princess Disney flick had a white swan, and The Ugly Duckling was about a chick that grew up to be this beautiful - again - white swan.

Such is apparently not the case. There are black swans, and two of them reside on the Rideau River in Ottawa. Donated by the Queen herself.


  1. they were given by Queen Elizabeth

  2. yes! they were. and their wings are clipped, so every year in the winter they go to the 'swan house'.


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