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Supercool Dude
September 27th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Hi,

I am new to this forum and I want you to know there is a Swan in City Island in the Bronx that can talk like a Parrot.

I don't know if she is a mutant from all the H Bombs they blew up after World War 2, but all I know is one day she began to speak to me.

I have a Yahoo Group dedicated to the Swan whose name is Audrey.

She just had 4 Cygnets.

I cannot post a link here for it for unknown reasons, so I had to type it in manually.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AudreyHepburnSwan/

BrooklynRider
September 28th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Edward
September 28th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Dude, you omitted the most important thing - what's the message from "Audrey Hepburn Swan"?

BrooklynRider
September 28th, 2005, 10:28 AM
"aflac"

ZippyTheChimp
September 28th, 2005, 10:42 AM
The duck is not going to like that.

lofter1
September 28th, 2005, 10:43 AM
I know that swan...very chatty. Luckily I had my audio recorder:

http://www.audrey1.com/videoclips20/roman1.ram

Schadenfrau
September 28th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Wow.

Supercool Dude
September 28th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Audrey is a Pen or Female Mute Swan who can say the following, "Good Morning" and "I love you" and my first name. Cyrus is a Cob or Male Swan who mumbled "Good Morning" and I have them on videotape! He is mated to Audrey and they have 4 new baby Cygnets.

I am trying to transfer the tape to DVD and I need to Copyright it and get an Agent and sell the video to National Geographic or Animal Planet or Funniest Videos or something.

I figure the videotape is worth about $100,000

You can actually see her talk like a Parrot does.

You can see her open and close her mouth and see her tongue wag when she pronounces words.

I spend lots of time with Swans since my old dog died.

After my dog passed, I decided to befriend the Swans to make them into my pets.

Then I was watching World Of Wonder on the Discovery Channel and a woman named Dr Pepperberg taught a Parrot to speak in English.

They are very intelligent.

I decided that Swans were probably smarter and I bought bread for them everyday and I found out what they like and hate.

My old Swans were shot by poachers but these new Swans came here and I fed them even more.

I learned much of their language and can talk to them in a few words.

They hate being petted. They will bite and are very painful and can snap off your fingers and cut you. Do not touch Swans or go close to their nests or eggs or Cygnets. They are very defensive and will attack anyone who does go close.

I also have 4 Canada Geese who seem smarter than Mute Swans.

They are named Toronto, Montreal and Gander & Winnipeg.

I buy $2 worth of bread every day for these birds.

Are there any other Aquatic Waterfowl enthusiasts here????

ZippyTheChimp
September 28th, 2005, 07:42 PM
I have a dog that can speak and answer questions.

I say, "Mack, what's on top of our house?"

Mack says, "Dark grey three-tab shingles."

Ninjahedge
September 29th, 2005, 09:04 AM
I should have said DiMaggio?

ZippyTheChimp
September 29th, 2005, 11:28 AM
Are there any other Aquatic Waterfowl enthusiasts here????
Recent photos at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Spur of the moment, no tripod, and I had the yipps - so not very sharp.

Noisily crunching along on a gravel path, I spooked a flock of egrets out of a tree.
http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/9019/egret020fs.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=egret020fs.jpg)

http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/5659/egret01n1qc.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=egret01n1qc.jpg)

Classic pose at the pond.
http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/2889/egret03n2ai.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=egret03n2ai.jpg)

I shut up, and eventually, a few returned to the tree.
http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/4856/egret043ea.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=egret043ea.jpg)

Cormorants. You see them close to shore in all the waters around New York. They swim with only their head and neck above the surface, and drive down to the bottom looking for food. Their feathers are not waterproof, so they perch on limbs and pilings, unfurling their wings to dry out.
http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/7915/cormorant012nk.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cormorant012nk.jpg)

Not a sea bird, a hawk circles overhead, loloking for a meal. When they migrate south, they fly over the sea following the coast, so any place along the south shore of Long Island, the Rockaways, or New Jersey are good to see them.
http://img311.imageshack.us/img311/9329/hawk01n3kc.th.jpg (http://img311.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hawk01n3kc.jpg)

TLOZ Link5
September 29th, 2005, 02:40 PM
I should have said DiMaggio?

"How does sandpaper feel?"

"Coarse and abrasive."

Ninjahedge
September 29th, 2005, 04:27 PM
"How does sandpaper feel?"

"Coarse and abrasive."

I thought that was any partisan senate hearing......

Or a cheap pair of undies......

TLOZ Link5
September 29th, 2005, 05:23 PM
I thought that was any partisan senate hearing......

Or a cheap pair of undies......

No, the one is bilious with hot air, and the other is simply itchy and uncomfortable.

Supercool Dude
September 30th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Here in City Island, Bronx, we have many Great White Egrets and Cormorants and we also have Great Blue Herons that are nocturnal and the stand 4 feet tall! They are not very friendly and are shy. My Swans are over 4 feet tall when they stand on a beach next to me.

I am a Anseriform Waterfowl enthusiast. Anseriforms are Ducks, Geese and Swans. Anseriforms are Herbivores. Egrets are predators and carnivores.

Those are very nice images.

Supercool Dude
October 26th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Here is Audrey's new fourums.

http://www.fulltimewebmaster.com/myforum/index.php?mforum=junglaboo