What graceful bird is this? It is a SWAN. See, how she bends her long neck and spreads out her great wings to catch the breeze. Swans pass almost all their time swimming in the water.
The text is from the book Stories about Birds, For Little Folks : Twenty-three Engravings, (Franklin Toys) [after 1855]. Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.
Posted today in the ABC of Birds on my blog Alphadello.