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What Has Killed The Last Swan Hamilton

What Has Killed The Last Swan

Sunday July 10 2011

Pen Cob and now a dead Signet

 

 

“Where the swans nest, due to the higher water this year, there are many, maybe over populated by snapping turtles and Large Pike. There is always the likely-hood of a Snake-head fish, Raccoon’s and people being capable of killing a small Signet.The first two Signets to go missing was on Fathers Day, and the last one over this Weekend, Coincidence, No such thing.”

Signets ready to swim-only one survives
Bleak Future for the nesting swans in Hamilton

 

As a photographer that specializes in Mute Swans I feel like there is a Silent Spring ” Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964)” happening Constantly. The lack of wildlife, plants has left many people with many questions including myself. This Weekend due to health Issues I  rented a car and have been travelling around parking lot too parking Lot. Today I hiked down the Harbourfront Trail and am not shocked to see the Gazebo Signets that were born in Harbourfront Park this Year only have one outta six Signets left, I did a Post “we are the last two Sister” on my other Blog http://betterphotos4you.com. The Last Signet to go Missing was very small compared to his Sister :See image below.

Signet Still alive much larger than other

 

Where the swans nest, due to the higher water this year, there are many, maybe over populated by snapping turtles and Large Pike. There is always the likely-hood of a Snake-head fish, Raccoon’s, people and there dog’s being capable of killing a small Signet.The first two Signets to go missing was on Fathers Day, and the last one over this Weekend, Coincidence, No such thing. One whole clutch born over by Macassa Yacht Club the  signets and pen and cob disappeared on the May 24th Weekend. A good source has told me that he has seen young parents allow there children to take turtles and signet’s home with them after spending a day in the Park, or, Harbourfront Trail, I have many images of these people, but legal issues does not give me the  authority to publish them.The Parents were in there early 20,s, both of which were fishing all day and not watching there children, I did, and have images of the children throwing rocks at the nesting swan, ripping flowers out of ground etc…., children without parents. I am not going to get into the whole social aspect of today’s society and dysfunctional families or the lack of a suitable “respect nature” mindset educational System. People please respect what Mother Nature has given you ……………………………………….

Cob busks every hour

By Doug Worrall

Easy To Be Hard

This Image taken June 10 2011

How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be hard, easy to be cold

Beautiful Mute Swan

How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be proud, easy to say no

Beautiful Pen

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about bleeding crowd
How about a needing friend, I need a friend

I NEED A FRIEND

How can people be so heartless
You know I’m hung up on you
Easy to be proud, easy to say no

The Lone Mute swan

 

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about bleeding crowd
How about a needing friend, we all need a friend

We all need a friend

How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be proud, easy to say no
Easy to be cold, easy to say no
Come, on, easy to give in, easy to say no
Easy to be cold, easy to say no
Much too easy to say no

Much too easy for some to say "No"

Lyrics by Three Dog Night

The Mute Swan is in Danger of being removed from the protected species act, why? “E coli bacteria on the beach in Harbourfront Park”<<No one use’s>> Have they forgotten about the raw sewage,poison from industry they allow to drain into Cootes Paradise Marsh, and Hamilton Harbour.?

 

 

Doug Worrall Photographer

 

Images Of Signets Waterfront Trail Hamilton

Images Of Signets Waterfront Trail Hamilton

Friday May 27 2011

Female mute with new signets

As I mentioned in the last post that I would be adding more images of the Signets born on the Rock Piles dotting along The Beautiful Waterfront Trail Hamilton.

Also I have decided to let the images tell a story for you today.Have a great Weekend

Doug Worrall

Proud Mom

It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.  ~James Lalropui Keivom

Wings
Wings 2
Wings 3

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.  ~Dorothea Lange

four day old signets

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.  ~Ansel Adams

Signets frolic during break in weather
Small head for Big Body

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  ~Ansel Adams

Signets should be hatching

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.  ~Eudora Welty

Proud mother mute swan

The camera can photograph thought.  ~Dirk Bogarde

cool it with the water back here
where did you come from

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.  ~Ansel Adams

Proud Mom 2

 

Doug Worrall Photographer

The GIFT Harbourfront Trail and Mother Nature Hamilton

The GIFT Harbourfront Trail and Mother Nature Hamilton

Sunday, December 20 2010

 


 


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller ~

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart ~ Kahlil Gibran~

The Summer of 2010 was the best year of my life. Losing a family member, but gaining twenty unique relationships.

Deciding to purchase a nikond90 with the money my mother left me and an electric bike resulted in the most unforgettable Summer Vacation.  10,000 images taken

The Hamilton  Harbourfront Park and the Trail ends at Princess Point  which has been my destination every morning for the last 6 months. The Diversity of wildlife and scenery are a Photographers paradise, Cootes Paradise and the RBG fish-way are the centre of my Journeys around this unique area.

The Diversity of people I met and befriended this year was amazing. Some I have not seen for a while, but many affected my life positively and are still in touch. People need Mother Nature in there life, They seek-out  Fresh air, exercise and the relaxation it offers.a great place to run into old friends, and meet new people just like yourself.

This year I went fishing for a few Months and met many people there, Terry and Bill explained There tecniques to  fish for Rainbow trout and so began a relationship and comoradery .Terry will be fishing all Winter in Lake Ontario.

Terry- Fishing companion

At the pride festival I met someone from my building Kevin  and also helped The pride comitee to photograph the concert and b b que. click on the pride section to see those pictures.

Also met very nice students of Dr Banshee who are doing studies on goby fish in the great lakes. Look back here:  ARCHIVES   “Aggressive Aquatic Species Invading Great Lakes”  Monday August 11th 2010

Student counting goby fish

Each day I saw a man in a wooden kayak, and one day we talked and began a daily friendship, him on the water with me on land. Raffy built this kayak himself and is making another this Winter Raffy has invited me-out kayaking next Summer in this kayak as he will use his new one, “I accepted his invitation.

Man and his wooden kayak

“David is not like myself, We kept in communication each night by phone to meet the next day.Dave was very happy to learn photography as he kept-up around the trail on an electric wheelchair learning that when I need to get to a shot, he would stay in pursuit and keep his eyes open.

David watched for activity

And most important Jacqui,At first I knew her as  Beacon of nature and someone as fascinated with photography and Mother Nature as myself. .Jaqui wrote most of every post this Summer here at Doug Worrall Photography and has done some wonderful writing and is a great friend.That is why this post lacks in penmanship, grammar and flow

Cliff I met as he hooked into this 30 pound Carp.I helped him net the fish, weigh-it and release the fish alive.Cliff was a very nice fisherman. Archives “September 27 2010”

Cliff friendly fisherman
Jacqui-writer beacon of nature

To all My Friends, Family and people all over the World

Happy Holidays and we will meet again

because the draw of mother nature is too great, as our hearts and souls reach for peace.
Written by  Doug Worrall
Doug Worall Photography
Cold weather has hampered the travelling and seeing the trail mates. Only four months until spring, see you soon trail mates

Also back on the trail for a Winter wonderland post for your enjoyment by December 25

Sincerely

Doug Worrall