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



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Hi Annie Not necessarily. The cygnet could be wanting to nap or rest and not go swimming. If the cygnet continues to keep the bill under the wings, it may mean that it is hurting when water enters..
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I just thought of something.. I believe that the injured one is the same one that was following the rest of the family as they moved, trailing behind... with its head tucked in. Normally I don't see..
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