Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #13 “More Geese than Swans”, aka “fowling the water”.

Original playout date: 5 April 2008
Duration: 8:32

We’re having fun feeding the birds by the Gade in the Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead, Sophie and me.

Quote of the clip: “he hasn’t got a knife and fork, has he?”

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Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ43
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Song, Family
Music used: “Banks of Green Willow”, series theme, and a theme from Swan’s lake.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Canada geese, mute swans

Other remarks:

“The silver swan, who living had no note,
When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
Leaning her breast upon the reedy shore,
She sang her first and last and sang no more:
“Farewell all joys! O death come close mine eyes!
More geeses than swans now live, more fools than wise.”

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