Meet the Swans

 

 

Precious/Marlika | Papa/Mama | Boy | Lady | Boulika | Tristan | Brothers

 

 

 

Precious the Swan of Lost Lagoon

 

  Precious, Marlika, and Lady
Precious was the 'big ego' king of Lost Lagoon.
He disappeared on Sept. 3, 2008, without a trace.

 

 

  

Papa and Mama, a swan couple at Lost Lagoon

 

  Papa and Mama
The second power couple of Lost Lagoon, parents of The Baby.

 

 

 

 

The Baby, a young female swan at Lost Lagoon

 

  Lady
Now called Lady, but first known as "The Baby", the daughter of Papa
and Mama was born in May 2003. Of breeding age in the spring of 2006.
Was killed by an off-leash dog.

 

 

 

 

Tweety, a cygnet of Lost Lagoon

 

  Tristan (aka Tweety)
Marlika's son and Precious' grandson,
born in May 2005. Was renamed
"Tristan" following a naming contest held on this site in Nov-Dec 2005.

 

 

 

 

 Boy, an older swan at Lost Lagoon

 

  Boy
Older single swan born around 1990, dear to the "Swan People" of the Lagoon.
A volunteer gives him a dose of glucosamine everyday (Boy has arthritis).

 

 

 

  

Boulika, the oldest Lost Lagoon swan

 

  Boulika
The oldest Lost Lagoon swan, born around 1981. Was, many years ago,
the "Precious" of the Lagoon. Passed away summer 2007.

 

 

 

  

The First Brother The Second Brother

 

  The Two Brothers
Arrived at the Lagoon in Dec 2004
, friends of The Baby.

 

 

   

Photos courtesy of Fiona Sinclair



Re: Tip of Swan Primary Flight Feathers is pinkish  by: Anita
Thank you for the reply. I will email the photo as it is too big to send via this message portal. If not clear I can take a few more to send. The female is eating, drinking, flying. All seems normal...
Re: Tip of Swan Primary Flight Feathers is pinkish  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Anita Yes, we would love photos as we have been researching this syndrome for several years. The pink coloration is caused by bacteria and is known as the Pink Feather or Pink Flamingo Syndrome...
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Hi Swan Specialist, We have a swan family at our Park that I have been watching for three years. I noticed recently, about three weeks ago, the adult female has some discoloration, a slight pinkish..
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