Date: 1/8/18 4:31 pm From: Elizabeth Shores <efshores...> Subject: Re: Swans at Maumelle Country Club
THANK YOU! We realized a couple of days ago they had to be fake. It took us a while because who knew anyone installs fake swans on a pond??
We are new to Maumelle and are thrilled by the variety of bird life we are seeing through our back windows. Lots of warblers, woodpeckers, bluebirds, ducks, red-tailed hawks, even a Bald Eagle. Today I enjoyed the croaking of a Great Blue while I dug holes for transplants. I also observed three gulls swooping around and over the pond. Unfortunately, I can’t see them well enough to pinpoint identification.
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> On Jan 8, 2018, at 4:54 PM, Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> wrote:
> The "swans" in the ponds at the Maumelle Country Club are decorative swans that faintly resemble Mute Swans. They were placed in the golf course ponds several months ago. They drift around a slight bit but have managed to stay upright and not footless like Ed's "swans". I have had live Mute Swans on the lake behind my house a few times over the last few years. So, these decorative swans did give me a bit of a start when I first drove past and saw them on the golf course ponds, which are very close to my house. Had to laugh when I realized they were fake. I guess the club owners wanted to "fancy up" the golf course.
> There are a number of live Mute Swans scattered around Little Rock. I have a couple of regulars on Foreman Lake in my Little Rock CBC territory each year.
> Karen Holliday
> Maumelle/Little Rock