Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Nature Rules: Gowanus Canal Has Swans

The reader who sent the photos of these swans on the Gowanus Canal wrote that "I took this pictures today from my studio at 4th street and Bond. It warms the heart to see these swans on the canal." Yes, it does. Of course, this is not to be confused with the Gowanus Canal heron or this bird or these ducks. It all does the spirit a great deal of good.

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Blogger Unknown said...

The swans were lovely, we spent about an hour with them on Sunday. It looked to be a pair (they mate for life) and five teenagers.

The canal is teeming with life these days: crabs with 7" diameter shells, schools of leaping minnows, and some large fish (12" by the sound of their splashes).

Go Gowanus!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Yes, the canal does have schools of fish that LEAP from the water at night. My Canadian and I were crossing the bridge on Union the other night after dinner at Al di La and stopped to check out the splashes below. I think a larger fish was hunting the small pack. It helped that there was moonlight, and the flashes in the black water made pollution and oil slicks seem realy cool. I love that canal. The Candian said he has nothing like it in Vancouver...

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Flushing Tunnel has been up and running. It draws in feeder fish (not by choice) from Buttermilk Channel. The fish catch the eye of the water birds and it all gets mixed up with our sewer runoff. Lovely.

10:03 AM  

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