SD6928 : Just Swanning Along In Blackburn [2]

taken 12 years ago, near to Blackburn, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Just Swanning Along In Blackburn [2]
Just Swanning Along In Blackburn [2]
This young Swan waddled along a Blackburn bus lane without a care in the world. He/She had just attempted a landing on the frozen canal and missed the unfrozen water under the nearby bridge, ruffling ones feathers ! After this mishap he/she took a walk on the wild side and caused a bit of chaos by holding up the traffic, particularly with the Accrington bound bus seen here. I gently persuaded this wonderful child of nature to let city life continue on its blind struggle to nowhere. So the Swan obliged by waddling on to a large grass strip. Then made a spectacular display of a take off from this green runway like a Lancaster bomber, astounding everyone as he/she flew above the main road under lamppost height.
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Date Taken
2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6901 2817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.9383N 2:28.2850W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6903 2816
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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