I fall in love with this picture. I am going to print with the color printer and hand it in my bird room.
Honk if you love swans
By: John Stewart
June 15, 2007 - A pair of geese, who made a nest underneath the Lakeshore Rd. bridge at the mouth of the Credit River, have figured out a way to fool those nasty officials from the City of Mississauga who keep preventing their eggs from hatching.
All this spring, those who work and live around the lighthouse on Lakeshore Rd. at the bridge have been keeping an eye on two nests that were built almost side by side in the area.
One belonged to a pair of Canada geese and the other to a pair of swans. The eggs laid by the geese were covered with mineral oil by City officials to prevent them from hatching — part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the waterfront population.
When the mother swan seemingly abandoned her nest, one of the regular observers of the avian antics at the harbour decided to intervene. He took the swan egg and placed it in the goose nest.
The egg has now hatched and the baby is being raised by the geese, who are known as being some of the most attentive parents in the world.
The little swan has even been seen riding around the harbour on the back of one of its adopted parents.
The geese have proven once again that – with a little help – you can fight City Hall.